Who Miami Marlins Fans Should Root For In LCS, World Series

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One of my first favorite Marlins, weirdly enough. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
One of my first favorite Marlins, weirdly enough. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports /

The Toronto Blue Jays 

Can we just start with how ecstatic TBS must be over this matchup? Canada versus Cleveland…feel like this has to be the Webster’s Dictionary definition of ratings nightmare. Was rooting for Texas all the way, but once again, it’s the Bat Flipping Bautistas standing four wins from the World Series.

Anyway, the Blue Jays.

Marlins Reasons: Meet Jason Grilli. That’s the one player or coach on this roster with Marlins ties. The first seven appearances of Grilli’s career came in a Marlins uniform, a spot start in 2000 and a six-game cup of coffee in 2001. Comically enough, as a Marlin, he was a .333 hitter with a HR and 2 RBI. Had a photo taken with him just a week after that HR. Not long after, he was sent back down to the minors. He’d lose 2002 to Tommy John, and was lost to the Giants in the 2003 Rule 5 draft.

Other Reasons: Ummm, don’t want to run the risk of seeing LeBron smiling behind home plate during the World Series? Not a small consideration, really. The Blue Jays haven’t played for the title since 1993, so it’s certainly a change of pace in terms of the playoff landscape. They’re an exciting team to watch, and there’s always something to be said for seeing the team almost made it the previous season come back and take that extra step.

Personally, I’m taking them over Cleveland, but whether I’d cheer for any National League team not named Washington against them in the Series.

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