I am a fan of all teams Miami. I grew up on the Dolphins. The height of my adolescence came at the height of The U’s dominance in college football. I revel in the celebrity championships of the Heat. And yes, my team in the NL is the Marlins.
I feel like I’m forgetting something. Oh yeah …. hockey …. Panthers …. anyways…..
Being a Marlins fans is a pretty lonely experience. The only names over which to get excited are Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez. Giancarlo is a beast, but he’s unhappy in Miami, and will most likely end up traded in a year or two for several prospects (because team owner Jeffrey Loria is a self-involved ___wipe that should, in the best interest of baseball, be forced to sell the team). Jose is a young ace with a great back story. I just hope he continues to mow down batters in the years to come and not end up over-pitched like we see with so many other phenoms in MLB.
Being a Marlins fan also requires me to root against the other teams in the NL East. The emotions can range from apathetic indifference to severe hatred, depending on the team and season, and I can remember that my disposition towards the Atlanta Braves tended to skew towards the latter more often than not. That being said, I’ve softened a bit on the team from the A-T-L, in part because I am a fan of Fredi Gonzalez (former Marlins manager) and of Dan Uggla (former Marlins second baseman).
So much to my thirty-five-and-a-half games back chagrin, I salute the Atlanta Braves for winning the NL East, and for putting together such an awesome video to boot.
PS. The Miami (formerly Florida) Marlins came into existence in 1993, and since then have more World Series titles than the Braves. Just say’n.