2. The other teams’ canvases have it a lot worse.
Imagine having entire generations of your family pass without seeing the Miami Marlins win a World Series? How about waiting LONGER THAN A century to finally win another one?! That’s the reality that Chicago Cubs fans lived through from 1909 to 2016 (they won the World Series in 1908 so they waited from the following year). What about the 1919 to 2004 wait that Boston Red Sox fans had?
Cleveland Guardians fans have been waiting since 1949. How many people do you know born before that year? Your grandparents? These are long waits and yet the teams’ fans didn’t give up. They didn’t give up and continued cheering on their teams, why can’t you?
Imagine being a New York Yankees fan in 1920, your team has been around since 1903, and you won a grand total of 0 World Series and 0 pennants. The New York Giants have been more successful by far, would you question your team choice? Would you give up? Well, the Bronx Bombers became the most successful team ever starting with the following year.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t been to the playoffs since 2001; the New York Mets haven’t won a World Series since 1986; the Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t won one since 1979; the Cincinnati Reds since 1990; the Detroit Tigers since 1984; the Oakland Athletics since 1989; the Minnesota Twins since 1991; the Baltimore Orioles since 1983. Our last win was in 2003.
The San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners have never even won the World Series, while we won 2. We’ve been better off than most teams’ canvases despite the poor management in previous years and the suffering through losing seasons. Just think about that when you’re feeling said about our Miami Marlins.