I meant to post this earlier, when it would have done some good. Too little too late, but I still want to point out why we all should have been cheering for the Yankees.
People bitch and complain that the Yankees are what’s wrong with baseball because they have money and they spend it. That’s true, but the Yankees are the, well maybe not perfect, but they are a great example of capitalism. George wants to win so George spends his money. He likes winning. The Yankees fans actually care. They might be spoiled, but they care about their team and they want them to win.
The Marlins were an expansion team not that long ago. They helped to usher in the era of home uniforms, road uniforms, third uniforms, Sunday uniforms, alternate home uniforms, and alternate road uniforms. Since they came into the league in the 90’s their uniforms, of course, had to include turquoise.
The Marlins just won the World Series in 1997, and how did they do it? They bought it. People say the Yankees buy championships, what about the Marlins? Did they have anyone on that team that played a key role and was originally drafted by the team? Were any of those players still on the team after their then owner, Wayne Huizenga (a guy that sucks equally as hard for starting Blockbuster) decided to have a fire sale? Never mind their current fucking fuck of an owner Jeffrey Loria. I don’t remember exactly what his story is, but he seems like a real asshole for whatever the shennanigans were that he pulled with the other shitty team he used to own.
What about the Marlins fans? Do they care? Their attendance sucked for the first part of the year. They’re fairweather fans, they don’t deserve a championship.
Fuck Miami. Fuck the Marlins. Fuck South Florida. This is bullshit.
[sub]It should have been the Cubs.[/sub]