Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Mighty Marlins

Given that I am one of only twelve loyal Florida Marlin fans and that the hijinx of Jeffrey Loria this year just about caused me to cave in--having barely survived the similar stunt by original owner trash mogul Wayne H. (I've hated the Dolphins ever since he bought them)--this is the team that no matter who owns them, no matter how lousy the fan support, or lack of stadium, or selling off the team--you just can't kill them.

They truly are the "mighty Marlins" like the fish that nearly killed the old man in The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway--how about the convergence of "Ernesto" losing steam over Cuba (think Hemingway and The Old Man and the Sea) and the rise of the Marlins to just 1 1/5 games out of the wild card lead?

Two World Series crowns, while one team in this neck of the woods has gone over a 100 years and is still blaming some poor guy for going after a foul ball as the goat who caused thier team to lose to the Mighty Marlins--wake up folks!

4 comments:

  1. Good to hear the Marlins are doing so well, considering that Loria and Co. wrecked the Montreal Expos a few years ago. Montreal being a hockey town (and IMO even not that much of a one any more), the poor Expos didn't have a strong chance. Loria and Sampson ran them into the ground, then took off. Obviously the Marlins are made of sterner stuff.

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  2. I'd put my Cardinals up against your Marlins any day ...

    Oh, I guess I just did!

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  3. I'd put my Cardinals up against your Marlins any day ...

    Oh, I guess I just did!

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  4. I saw your Cardinals play about a month ago when they got killed by the Braves. One of the children said "the Cardinals aren't a very good team are they?"
    I said they are in first place and at the time the Braves were in last place. I'm guessing outside of the Mets, no team in the National League is all that great and that is why even a single A minor team like the Marlins can kill the double AA minor league Cardinals on a given night (think Tuesday) and blow a 5-1 lead on Wednesday and just plain lose on Thursday.

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