Miami Marlins: What kind of fan are you?
Being a Miami Marlins fan is not always fun, in fact it can be pretty exhausting. This season has naturally been very trying for a lot of us, considering how the team that was supposed to compete for the playoffs, is finishing at the bottom of our division. There were highs such as our ace Sandy Alcantara, and lows such as well a lot of the rest. As all of us are waiting for this season to end, and as we hope for better results next season, it makes sense to take a reflective look about what kind of fans we each are.
What kind of a Miami Marlins fan are you?
Miami Marlins fans come in all varieties, and each has a right to support the team however they want. There’s no set credentials on how a fan is supposed to be. There are loyal diehard fans, those fans are the ones that stick with the team no matter what, through thick and thin. One can argue that these fans are too into the team and refuse to look at the team’s problems accordingly. I think that these fans are the kind to strive to be. It just feels better to support the team and the players, and the highs feel a lot more pleasing when you’ve been there for the entire ride.
There are casual fans. I think that this is where most fans fit. They support the team by going to games when they look good. They don’t necessarily only support the team when it’s good, they just lose interest quicker and don’t know all of the players. They may also know all of the players, but not the ones on other teams (minus the stars). I feel that this describes most Miami Marlins fans and that’s perfectly fine.
The final type of fans is bandwagoner fans. Those fans typically have a bad reputation, as they only stick with the team while it’s winning. These fans cheer winners, and if their favorite team becomes losers, they’re no longer on board and no longer consider them fans. I don’t think many (if any even) Miami Marlins fans fit this description.
So what kind of Miami Marlins fan are you? I see myself as a diehard/loyal fan considering I support the team no matter what. I like that about myself, but can see how others might see me as too optimistic and even ignoring the negatives. I like to think that I do focus on the negatives too, but like to look for the positives. So… what kind of Miami Marlins fan are you?