Growing up in Winter Haven the former spring training home of the Red Sox, the Sox moved to Ft. Myers for ST in 93 the same year the Marlins showed up so it was easy to switch teams. The Sox are still my AL team.
i didnt really have a favorite team...although "major league" gave me a reason to always the check the indians score...but i was a big fan of ruben sierra, steve sax, george brett, and tony gwynn back in the day
My uncle lived in Illinois, so it made me a rabid Cubs fan in the 1980s! I cried when the ball went through "Bull" Durham's legs in the 1984 NLCS and then again when Don Zimmer removed Mike Bielecki in 1989 to have Mitch Williams face Will Clark in the NLCS. I taped the first "official" night game at Wrigley Field (8/9/88) vs. the Mets and loved it when the Bleacher Bums spilled beer all over Lenny Dykstra during that historic event (remember, folks, the first ever night game at Wrigley on 8/8/88 vs. Philadelphia was rained out, making the next night vs. the Mets the first "official" night game!).
I was teased as a kid for being a Cub fan. All of the neighborhood kids would wonder why I rooted for such a loser. They were all Mets, Yankees, and Dodgers fans. But I held my own, and still to this day, consider Ryne Sandberg and Rick Sutcliffe two of my favorite baseball players of all time!
Did not follow baseball before '93. I was only 5 at the time. I'm curious to know how those who are younger than me (Cape, B4P) rooted for a team before the Marlins unless you were from out of state.