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Iowa last won the day on February 11 2012

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  1. Are we really expecting Bleday, Diaz, Chisholm, Sanchez, etc. next season?
  2. Dawson is pure class, so if he's bitter, you know it wasn't handled well.
  3. Has anybody ever said that Gallen is Louis from Revenge of the Nerds
  4. I must have missed something on Larry! Is he in the clink? Appreciate it DTrain.. Das, you have pissed me off for years but you're good people.
  5. I forgot to make a post a few weeks ago on my 15th anniversary of this site. I used to be much more active e but stupid adulting has taken my time away. For those not aware, I am your resident Marlins fan from Iowa... Davenport to be exact (been dealing with quite a bit of flooding lately!). I became a Marlins fan in 1995 when I was 12 years old when my hero, Andre Dawson, signed with the Fish. I grew up idolizing him when he was on the Cubs. When he went to the Red Sox for two seasons, I became a Sox fan. When he went to the Fish in '95, I became a fan of the Marlins and have been a fan ever since. I remember that '97 World Series game so vividly as a 14 year old. That hooked me in and there was no going back. Flash forward to 2003. What a magical run that was. Being surrounded by Cubs fans, game 6 was one of the more amazing life events. Words can't explain the level of excitement (and fear) I felt being in a bar with 100 pissed off Cubs fans in my Marlins gear. It was amazing. I would say though, during that magical 2003 run, that the best game of the entire playoffs was game 3 of the NLDS against the Giants. The Jose Cruz error, falling behind in extras then Pudge ending with 2 outs and bases load... Amazing. Then the next game with Niner to Pudge to end the series.. so awesome. Then beating the Cubs.. and then winning a world series IN Yankee Stadium. Boy oh boy. Any way, I am rambling. The last 15 years have been tough but my level of fandom has never swayed. Seeing your favorite players continually traded, cheap owners, terrible farm system.. I still never gave up on them! Granted, I would throw hissy fits and say eff the Marlins every once in a while, but I would always come back (I'm an adult and not capable of switching loyalties). I try to go to a Marlins game or series at least once or twice a year. Have already gone to a Brewers game (we won 8-3.. we had lost the last 6 times I had seen them!). That may be it for this year.. all the games I go to (Milwaukee, Chicago, StL) happened very early in the season. Also the owner at my local bar knows to put the Marlins game on the TV when I am in the place (Doesn't exactly make me popular.. lol). I would say that I am pretty excited for this current team. I feel that Jeets is turning a corner and I really hope it keeps up. The young pitchers are incredibly impressive. Really hope that we are able to give them some offense because I think this turnaround could be a lot quicker than people expected. Anywho, just thought I'd ramble on a little bit. I haven't done that too often during my 15 years on this site. Keep believing Marlins fan.. our loyalty will be rewarded again... it has to!! Larry -- Thanks for everything. You've always run a good site. I'm sure when Jeets gets this train rolling that we'll be seeing quite a few new faces on this site! Go Fish
  6. I can't see Abreu leaving the White Sox. He loves it there and the FO loves him back
  7. I just feel bad that he'd have to live in Clinton. Poor guy
  8. I hope he gets placed in Clinton.. just a short drive from where I live and in the same league as my local minor league team!
  9. It's a young franchise.... it's also one that has been getting dicked around for 27 years. Fans just aren't going to show up because they're showing signs of hope. They'll show up when they field a team that consistently fields a good product. This isn't something that is going to happen in year 2 of Jeter. This is something that will happen in year 7 in a best case scenario. I understand what Geffner was saying but we can't put this at the feet of the fans when they haven't made the playoffs in 15 years, are continuously in last place and trade away their best players. I absolutely love the current direction of the team. If I lived in Miami, I would go quite often. (But I don't.. I try to go to Milwaukee, Chicago or St. Louis once or twice a year for a series). But you want to attract the casual fan.. and that's not going to happen until they are consistently competitive. I love Geffner's passion but he needs to cool it with expectations. That isn't happening overnight.. but at least we have the makings of a FO that is competent and a bunch of good young pitchers.. is nice a start
  10. I'm sorry but I find this rant to be asinine. Blaming fans for not coming out to watch a last place team is ridiculous. Us diehard fans understand that the pipeline is finally starting to come together and they've been playing a lot better.. but its going to take more than a 35 game stretch to put trust back into casual Marlins fans. THEY need to rebuild the system. THEY need to put a consistent product on the field. THEY need to build-up the trust of the fans. What they're doing is a good start.... but the fans have been getting shit on for years and it will take more than a 35 game stretch of a last place team to start putting butts in the seats. Keep building, keep producing and put a worthy product on the field and the people to come.
  11. At the game. 3rd row behind catcher. Teal marlins dawson jersey
  12. Our best comp is of a guy who died in his prime. That's so Marlins
  13. Happy to hear they're getting rid of the green
  14. Somebody tell me something positive about the Marlins
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