In 30 Teams, 30 Posts, I write a post (of varying amounts of seriousness) about every MLB team in some way in the lead-up to the beginning of the 2016 season. Earlier installments can be found here. Today, the Marlins.
I am lucky enough to have on my hard drive a reviewer’s copy of Out Of The Park 17. While obviously the review will not be out for a few more days, I decided that for today’s “30 Teams, 30 Posts” I would use one of OOTP’s newest features to answer a question:
What was the greatest Marlins team of all time? Was it the 1997 Florida Marlins helmed by Jim Leyland or was it Jack McKeon’s 2003 Marlins?
Using the “Historical Exhibition” feature of OOTP 17, I’m going to find out… after the jump:
Over at “Hall of Very Good” this week, Wisdom and Links brings you the Devil’s Baseball Dictionary, the only glossary of baseball terms that dares to tell you the truth, no matter how hard it hurts. For example, if I had written it today instead of yesterday, it would have contained the following (consider this the addendum):
Jennings, Daniel: Future Ex-Marlins Manager
Loria, Jeffrey: A foolish, selfish, idiot owner who will likely be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.
Marlins: A good but sad joke.
Redmond, Mike: The luckiest man on Earth, because he no longer has to work for Jeffrey Loria.
In 30 Teams, 30 Posts, I write a post about every MLB team in some way in the lead-up to the beginning of the 2015 season. Previous installments can be found here. Today, we honor the Marlins the best way possible: Giancarlo Stanton dingers.
There are many ways to look at the Miami Marlins. You could look at a team on the rise, of Ichiro’s final days, or Jose Fernandez’s return from injury.
Or, you could just look at lots of Giancarlo Stanton home runs.