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09/19/2006: "My Blue Heaven"

It's well documented that I'm a sports nut, but like most fans, I like some more than others. Baseball is at the top of my list, and my team is clearly the Marlins. I get asked often why I'm a Marlins fan. After all, I've never been to Florida, much less Miami.

Beyond the obvious (hello? Marlins?), you need to remember what LA baseball looked like in the early nineties. I'd been raised a Dodger fan, but after the series in '88 and the Gibson heroics, it'd been all downhill. By '92, the Dodgers sucked. Just about then, MLB announced they'd be adding two new franchises - the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins. I knew I could pull for a team of aging veterans that would lose a lot of games - LA - or a team of newbies who'd lose a lot of games but have fun doing it. I opted for the latter, and the rest is history. We've won the World Series twice, and the Dodgers haven't gotten out of the first round.

Not that I hate the Dodgers, mind you. After the Fish, they're still my faves - hey, they're the only real LA baseball team. So it was with much joy that I watched a little more Dodger history written last night as Kent, Drew, Martin and Anderson went back to back to back to back - the first time a team has hit four consecutive home runs since 1964. Topping that was a Nomar walk-off blast, and it was the best Dodger game I've seen since the Gibson homer. Now if they can just keep the momentum going, it might make me forget the woes of my beloved Marlins ... almost ... sad

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