Monday, April 14, 2008

Marlins Manic-Depressive History a National Curiosity

The people of South Florida may show little to no concern for their team, but that doesn't mean the Marlins go unnoticed. In fact, it's hard to imagine a franchise more fascinating in the national sphere.

They've won two championships; they've had several fire sales. They have the lowest payroll; they're in first place. They frequently have under 10,000 fans; they've had two of the most explosive World Series Championship parades...

Does this sound a bit like the opening to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities? In this case, it's the Tale of One City: a schizophrenic one.

I didn't realize what a national phenomenon this team was until I saw this wonderful post on Sully's Blog (a Red Sox fan/tv producer). People like Sully legitimately wonder what makes Marlins fans tick.

If any think they know the answer, please visit Sully's Blog and share your opinions.

No comments: