Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Brunch Rant Week 8

This rant is a rant at myself for overreacting at the Florida Marlins' early success this season. We went from being 11-1 to 11-6 in a flash. This team showed that it had so many different ways of winning, yet now they reveal so many game-costing flaws. First we get swept by the Pirates in a comprehensive butt-whooping that defeated the Marlins in just about every aspect of the game. Now we have already lost the series to the Phillies and could very well be swept. I love this team, but I don't love the streaky drama - it's like a roller coaster ride of emotions.

I'm not sure how you can do so well and then do so horrible at the flip of a switch. Maybe the hype reached the players' heads. Everyone, including myself, was talking about the Marlins being "the hottest team in baseball." Now they are "the coldest team in baseball" and colder than dry ice. 

There's a long season ahead and I hope that we don't have a year of drastic streaks ahead of us. I'd rather we win a few, lose a few, and so forth, than win seven, lose eight, etc. That's just mental terrorism for any fan. It gives us a confused identity. 

I still have faith in the Fish and expect them to at least compete for a playoff spot this season. The Phillies have proven to be the more prepared team and the Braves and Mets are not out of the conversation. The Nationals are unfortunately a punching bag for the NL East and an easy 2-3 game win generator. I guess we can always be happy that we aren't in Washington's position right now. 

May the real Florida Marlins please stand up?

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