Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins: Three stories to watch

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History will be in the air when the Miami Marlins face off against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend at Marlins Park.

Which is great news, as I know some Miami Marlins are already looking ahead to drafts and training camps. This series should be electric though. Oh and just to get it out of the way, yes, I know the full name of the visiting nine is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It’s just way too much to type more than once. Typing “Angels” after Angeles is bad enough.

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But on the plus side, we get to see Mike Trout. We get to see Albert Pujols. We also get to see a Miami Marlins team that, if nothing else, has started to knock in runs again. It will unfortunately take a month of such scoring before I can tease impact games again, but as teased above, there is plenty of opportunity for baseball history to be made this weekend.

Baseball fans love their numbers after all, and this series promises the potential for both Miami Marlins and MLB milestones. It’s not often these two teams meet, of course. It is an occurrence made possible only by the ever-debatable phenomena of Interleague Play. In fact, this series is probably the textbook definition of the pro argument for it, as personified by Mr. Trout. If it weren’t for this series, the only way Marlins fans would ever get to see baseball’s best player without buying cross-country airfare would be if the two teams met in the World Series. Or to go to the All-Star Game.

Actually, on that last point, kinda surprised Jeffrey Loria didn’t find a way to play this series in L.A. instead. You know there’s at least one baseball household out there in Miami that just bought Angels and Cubs tickets, rather than break the bank on the Midsummer Classic.

In any event, plenty to follow in this series. Be your pleasure the history of the Fighting Fish, the history of the game, or just a thirst for highlight reel power, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in.