I have been trying to figure out exactly why I dislike the Marlins as much as I do. I have come to a conclusion and that is I consider the Marlins to be a lot like me when I was in middle school. I was always a really gifted student (horrible at social skills though) and school really came easy to me. However around the age of 13 when the whole puberty thing went down, I sort of just quit trying and skated by with as little effort as possible. I was capable of getting straight A's, but I would bring home C's and D's. The Marlins remind of that phase of my life. They obviously know how to build a baseball team because they won 2 World Series titles within their first 10 years of existence, but they just don't seem to want to try the rest of the time. Sure, economics has a little to do with it, but it's not like Miami is a small market, especially for the Hispanic market (ie. baseball fans). They just seem like slackers. I got over my slacking tendencies (well mostly), so maybe there is hope for the Marlins to eventually figure things out. I think they need to find a new owner first though. Let's check out some team trivia.
MARLINS TEAM TRIVIA
# of players to play in a Marlins game (1993-2013) - 455
# of those players to have a Marlins card (as of today) - 328
% of Marlins players to appear on a Marlins card - 72.1%
Big names left out - Brian Daubach, Darren Oliver, Alejandro Pena
# of new Marlins in 2013 - 29
Total # of Marlins in 2013 - 53
position on last year's list -- #25 = UP 1
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 Miami Marlins with the team card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.
Thanx for reading.