The Book of Mike

"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Aaron Gleeman

Great post today on Aaron's Baseball Blog about the Marlins. I have to say that I agree with Aaron in that not many (myself included, honestly) felt that the Marlins would make it to the World Series (sure David Samson will tell you that he thought they would - actually he would say that he knew they would - but he's a pompous, gloating, jerk of a guy) and it doesn't quite seem right that the Marlins will be playing in their second World Series in their short eleven year existence. Coming into this postseason the Giants, Braves, and as much as it pains me, the Cubs had more compelling stories to warrant our hearts to cheer for those clubs.

But the Marlins are in and at this point it's hard to not feel like it's their year. Too many weird things have happened to this team for them not to win the World Series. Can Juan Pierre, Miguel Cabrera, and Dontrelle Willis really keep it together well enough for this club to win four more games? I don't know why not. No one really thought they'd win 91 games in the regular season and 8 of their first 12 in the postseason.

I'm starting to believe.


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