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Let’s Talk Fish with Michael Coy!
- Updated: February 27, 2012
I am a Red Sox fan. Please let me introduce myself and if you get through this article, without vomiting on yourself, we can have some fun talking Marlins baseball for the foreseeable future (or at least weekly in my editorial).
I was born in New Hampshire (it’s a state outside of Boston, known for granite and the glamorous world of presidential primaries) and I love the Sox, I’m not going to apologize. But up until the last two years (thanks to living in Boston and my in-laws’ generosity) I had enjoyed more games featuring the Marlins at Joe Robbie/ Pro Player Park/ Pro Player Stadium/ Dolphin Stadium/ Dolphins Stadium/ Sun Life Stadium/ Land Shark Stadium/ Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Memorial Stadium at Cheeseburger in Paradise Park than at my beloved temple of Fenway Park.
“Why ?” My family is all transplants from South Florida, my mother by way of Havana. In my formative years, we visited (once or twice a year) and I would see Marlins games. Most of the time it was Fish, but I am proud to say I have seen at least two Marlins games each season since their inception in 1993, not bad for a yankee (geographically speaking, of course). In conjunction with my encyclopedic knowledge of all things Marlins, and by proxy, the Marlins are my National League team.
Try to discredit me if you must, but look out as I flex my knowledge of the Todd Dunwoody-era or explain to you the series of events that lead to my favorite baseball player of all time being, matinee idol, Matt Mantei. The same Matt Mantei, who was on the Red Sox for about 37.5 seconds, but I still managed to obtain a Matt Mantei Red Sox jersey and wear it to every Red Sox game I go to (I get heckled A LOT). I wear this jersey so much I am astonished that I’m not a weekly feature on Straight Cash Homey (definitely worth a visit).
Anyway, please come visit me on Miami Marlins Nation each week as I talk baseball. You might get pissed at me, but as an outsider, I feel as though I can bring clarity to your plight or reign this year in Major League Baseball. And who knows maybe I can toss some more Jimmy Buffet jokes your way.
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