Marlins2003 Posted April 12, 2008 Share Posted April 12, 2008 "Let's say we played like this the whole year, people still wouldn't believe in us at the end of the year,'' Jacobs said of the low outside expectations. ``We can't even get on SportsCenter. We swept the [Nationals], and we couldn't even get on SportsCenter. That's amazing." - Mike Jacobs, April 12, 2008, Miami Herald "People are going to think what they want to think no matter what," Jacobs said. "We swept the Nationals and we couldn't even get on SportsCenter. I couldn't believe that."... ..."During batting practice it seemed like the ball was kind of getting out (of) here," said Jacobs, who has five home runs. "You've got to give credit to the hitters."... ..."I think the biggest part of this game was being down 3-0 to Oswalt and coming back," Jacobs said. - Mike Jacobs, April 12, 2008, Palm Beach Post Exactly how pissed off are some Marlins players? Well we know one is. Can't say definitively but this is the second time he's mentioned it this season. I suspect someone in the clubhouse, manager, player, Mike himself, whoever is using this as a rallying cry to bring this team together and give them something to play for, which is to shove it down the throats of the media locally and on the national stage in print and broadcasting who have ridiculed them like bullies on a playground. I found it interesting how each reporter handled the same post-game interview. The Sun-Sentinel (at least online) chose to ignore it. Personally I'm thrilled to see a fired up Mike Jacobs. That kind of thing is contagious, just as winning is. Today these guys will walk into Minute Maid Park sure of victory. It also puts pressure (and I mean that in a good way) on a kid like Andrew Miller to step up and contribute. He's surrrounded by winners. If he wants to be part of the club (literally and figuratively) today is the day. Nobody wants to be the guy who ended a streak like this. We'll know tonight but I suspect he pitches like he did against the Yankees. Mike has his average up to .286, is atop the NL in homeruns, is third in rbis and two behind Hanley in total bases. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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