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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
They won the National League, so they deserve their own thread.

As much as I hated to see them beat Chicago, I have to respect the Fish. They played their hearts out, didn't let being down 3-1 crush them, and they're definitely taking on an Angels-from-last-year Cinderella vibe to them.

That said, if these bums who've been in the league for ten years manage to beat both Chicago AND Boston, then there truly is a curse. Seeing Jeffrey Loria accept a WS trophy after watching him dismantle the Expos will make me puke. That said, if they end up facing the Yankees, I'll become the biggest Florida bandwagon jumper on the planet for the next week.

The only good part of Florida winning would be to see Ivan Rodriguez (the best catcher of this generation, and maybe the best ever) get a ring.



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Do you think if the Marlins win the Series (and maybe if they don't) Pudge Rodriguez will try to "accidentally" bump into A-Rod a few times during the off-season?

Pudge: "I'm on a WINNING team!"
A-Rod: "..."
Pudge: "We came back from 3-1 down!"
A-Rod: "..."
Pudge: "We won the WORLD SERIES!"
A-Rod: "..."
Pudge: "Plus I'm a free agent and I'll be making mucho din-"
A-Rod: "SHUT UP AND LEAVE ME ALONE, PUDGE!"

(5 minutes later)

Pudge: "I'm on a WINNING TEAM..."



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No matter what happens in the World Series, Loria gets my support if he doesn't pull a "Huizenga" and sell off all our players. If the team stays mostly intact for next year, I think this could be a great boost to fan support in the South Florida community, something this team needs desperately.

And JayJayDean - that was hilarious!

Go Marlins!



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Firecracker- I agree. Loria has been nothing short of professional and a great owner thus far in Florida, for a change. I don't know all the why's of what happened in Montreal, and frankly, I don't care. We're not Montreal. Loria obviously supports this team and will do what's best for them. One more thing- Go Fish!
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    Firecracker- I agree. Loria has been nothing short of professional and a great owner thus far in Florida, for a change. I don't know all the why's of what happened in Montreal, and frankly, I don't care. We're not Montreal. Loria obviously supports this team and will do what's best for them. One more thing- Go Fish!


Well...you've got all of Montreals scouting reports, and computers, and 90 per cent of their front office personnel.

    Originally posted by Firecracker
    No matter what happens in the World Series, Loria gets my support if he doesn't pull a "Huizenga" and sell off all our players. If the team stays mostly intact for next year, I think this could be a great boost to fan support in the South Florida community, something this team needs desperately.

    And JayJayDean - that was hilarious!

    Go Marlins!


Well, Pudge and Castillo probably won't be back, and I wouldn't plan on returning some other guys as well. Don't forget, they were thisclose to dealing Lowell away even while they were in sniffing distance of the WC over the summer.

(edited by Whitebacon on 16.10.03 2100)


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As a long time Expos fan, the shots of Loria last night were making me sick.

Unfortunately, I'm also a Marlins fan...having seen a lot of the guys who came up through their farm system at Double A Portland and Triple A Calgary. I honestly want the Marlins to win, but just imagining Loria (who wanted to bring Vlad Guerrero with him from Montreal, and thought he should be able to) with that trophy scares me...




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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Well, Pudge and Castillo probably won't be back, and I wouldn't plan on returning some other guys as well.

I think you might be surprised by at least Pudge. They have nothing else happening at catcher, though he might command major coin from other teams.



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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Well, Pudge and Castillo probably won't be back, and I wouldn't plan on returning some other guys as well.

    I think you might be surprised by at least Pudge. They have nothing else happening at catcher, though he might command major coin from other teams.

Castro has been a backup for a few years, and they think he could start for a lot of teams. I wouldn't have been surprised if he started this year (before they signed Pudge).
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sorry but the marlins are a fluke. yankees win it in 5
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I saw this on the Miami Herald website (www.miami.com), and thought it was worth posting here:

    Originally posted by Dave Barry
    OK, Marlins fans: We have to go through this one more time.

    I'm talking about getting disrespected by the fans of the other team, because we're not deserving enough.

    We went through it with the Giants fans, who felt their team deserved to win because they had Barry Bonds, plus they were supposed to win the World Series LAST year.

    Then we went through it -- big time -- with the Cubs fans, who felt they REALLY deserved to win because (a) the Cubs have not won anything since the glaciers retreated from North America; (b) the Cubs have a better ballpark than we do, with all the history and the ivy and the blah blah blah; (c) the Cubs fans are SO knowledgeable about baseball, as opposed to us lame-o Marlins fans, a bunch of bandwagon jumpers who know so little about baseball that we would probably do something REALLY stupid, like interfere with a catchable foul ball hit by an opposing player.

    Listen, Cubs fans: We feel sorry for you, really. But stop whining already. And leave that poor fan alone, unless you truly believe that, by touching the ball, he caused the Marlins to score eight runs in that game, and nine in the next. Your team lost because THE MARLINS PLAYED BETTER, OK? It's NOT because of some "curse." The supernatural had nothing to do with it! Unless you count a Miami woman I know named Tina, who's from Nicaragua, and who revealed, after the Marlins beat the Cubs, that during the crucial eighth inning of Game 6 she performed a type of witchcraft called brujeria. But that did not violate any National League rule.

    Anyway, my point, Marlins fans, is that neither the Giants fans nor the Cubs fans respected us. And now we're going to go through it again, only this time it will be much worse, because it will be New Yorkers.

    I don't mean to insult all New Yorkers. I myself grew up in the New York City area, and I know that there are many New Yorkers who are thoughtful, gracious and classy. But there are also Yankees fans. They can best be described by an eight-letter word, beginning with the letter "a," which I cannot write in a family newspaper.

    Oh, what the heck, I'm going to write it anyway: The word is "arrogant." Yankees fans believe their team should win the World Series every single year, because the Yankees have a Great Winning Tradition, defined as "a really rich owner." That would be George Steinwhacker, who overcame the handicap of being born wealthy to become even more wealthy, and who buys all the best players from other teams. Sometimes he buys them during actual games, dropping cash on opposing players from his helicopter until they change into Yankees uniforms right on the field.

    So the Yankees fans will be very confident, and the Yankees will be heavily favored. The entire rest of the nation will be rooting against us, because the Marlins had the insensitivity to beat the beloved Cubs, instead of, I don't know, deliberately striking out in key situations.

    In short, Marlins fans: Nobody wants us to win, and nobody respects us. Fox Sports has announced that it will not even be broadcasting the Marlins' halves of the innings.

    "When the Marlins are batting," stated a Fox executive, "we will broadcast our new sitcom Wanda at Large, which we feel will have a greater appeal to our viewers."

    OK, fine. Let the rest of the world disrespect the Marlins, and their fans. It didn't matter when we played the Giants; it didn't matter when we played the Cubs; and it won't matter when we play the Steinwhackers. Because we don't need tradition, and we don't need history. What we have is better: A, plucky, spunky team that never gives up; a feisty 106-year-old manager who doesn't give a crap what anybody thinks; and a bunch of fans who maybe jumped on the bandwagon a little late, but who plan to make up for it by partying EXTRA long when we win the World Series.

    Plus, we have Tina.





Does this make any sense? Let's say you're at a restaurant, and you see a man stagger away from the bar and walk directly into the wall, mistaking it for a door, banging his face and falling down, only to pick himself up and walk into the wall again, and then again, over and over. Would you say to yourself: "I admire that man! He is loyal to the tactic of walking into the wall, in the hope that it eventually will turn into a door!"

No! You'd say: "He must be a Cubs fan."
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    Originally posted by someguy
    sorry but the marlins are a fluke. yankees win it in 5


Just like when the Marlins were a fluke in '97, huh?




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Did I not see that the Marlins have the league's est record since MAY 1? That's hardly a fluke. In fact, I think the Marlins are this year's Angels and they will possibly beat the Yankees, but that it will definitely be a dogfight.



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    Originally posted by someguy
    sorry but the marlins are a fluke. yankees win it in 5

Well, they beat a team in the NLDS that led the NL West, then they were down 3-1 in the series facing the two best pitchers in the MAJORS IN WRIGLEY FIELD and beat both of them. Fluke? I think not.
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    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by someguy
      sorry but the marlins are a fluke. yankees win it in 5

    Well, they beat a team in the NLDS that led the NL West, then they were down 3-1 in the series facing the two best pitchers in the MAJORS IN WRIGLEY FIELD and beat both of them. Fluke? I think not.






If you want to say Prior is one of the best pitchers in the majors, you've got a good case. But Kerry Woods is an overrated, slightly above .500 pitcher who because he racks up strikeouts people think he's special, much like Nolan Ryan and his slightly above .500 career winning percentage.



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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    But Kerry Woods is an overrated, slightly above .500 pitcher who because he racks up strikeouts people think he's special, much like Nolan Ryan and his slightly above .500 career winning percentage.


I don't know about Kerry Woods, but Kerry Wood has a lifetime winning percentage of .590, while pitching for teams that, over the same time, compiled a winning percentage of .490. That's pretty damn good.



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This slipped under the radar. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2604558&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines Hmm... I think I called this.
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