Take a sad song and make it better.
The Miami Marlins have seen better days, and better days are yet to come. As Marlins fans, we haven’t had a winning team in…jeez, forever it seems like. It’s actually been 10 losing seasons in a row. The last “good” season we’ve seen, going by the .500 watermark, was in 2009 when they were 87-75.
Sometimes, running a blog for a perpetually losing team is akin to putting lipstick on the proverbial pig. It’s my job to incite, and excite, where possible, the downtrodden Marlins fanbase. What’s there really to get excited about? Another sub-.500 season?
This is a blog.
I have no official connection with the Miami Marlins or with Major League Baseball, unfortunately. Any interview I get is because I know how to use Twitter, a little, and almost never with a member of the parent club. I follow every player who has an account when they first join the organization, and if I talk to them before they have too many followers, they may answer. Try to get someone with a million followers to talk to you, through a public post or a PM. With that in mind, I’d like to look back here and thank Robert Dugger for speaking with me earlier this offseason.
As this is a blog, I (and my cowriters, David & David) specialize in penning “opinion-based” articles. Breaking hard news? That’s not going to happen. What I think about it? That’s what pays the bills.
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And who am I to judge, really. Oh, we can all sit here and say, “I could run a team better than that,” but until you’re actually in the drivers seat, like Michael Hill, Derek Jeter, or Bruce Sherman, you can really only sorta guess at what it’s like. I’ve been blessed with a platform to bring you my opinion on actual developments – and you know what they say about opinions. Writing during the offseason, with no games being played, Spring Training still five+ weeks away, and free agency mostly having run it’s course, can be a unique challenge.
Opinions – Everybody Has One
So I’ll put out a call here. Anybody have an opinion they’d like to share? We’d like to give you the opportunity to write for us, and have the great wide world of Marlins-fandom hear what you have to say.
If you’re not interested, then please, by all means, pass this on to someone you think may be. Either way, thanks for reading, come back anytime, Happy New Year, and Go Marlins!