Marlins Vs. Cubs: Smells Like Dead Fish

After my cousin has been in town for over a week and has continuously blown me off, she invited me to join her and her husband for the Marlins game yesterday evening. I arrived at Dolphin Stadium late due to the thousands of Cubs fans that were trying to pile into the stadium. I searched for nearly 20 min for parking and when I finally did find a spot, I found myself in unfriendly territory and nearly got attacked by a mob of drunk Cubs fans that found my Marlins bumper sticker offensive. I reminded them whose stadium we were in and I went on my merry way.

I found my cousin about 10 min later buried deep in the crowd and we made our way inside. Our seats weren’t the usual infield box seats, but they did jog my memory a bit for we were sitting in the outfield and I haven’t sat there since April. Despite being so far from the batter’s box, it was nice, however, to have a change of scenery.

The game was an exciting one. Cantu hit a 3-run HR and the Marlins were winning the game up until the top of the ninth when our no good closer, Kevin Gregg, allowed two men to get on base with only one out. When his potential second out came up to bat, Gregg pitched to him a ball that was neither a ‘ball’ or ‘strike’, nay, it was a 3-run HR that allowed the Cubs to steal the game away from the Marlins. As I bowed my head in defeat, I could hear the thousands of Cubs fans cheer, including my cousin and her husband. (They are from Chicago) I have never felt so alone. I looked down onto the field and pondered on my chances of breaking my leg if I jumped in an attempt to run over to the pitcher’s mound and knock some sense into Kevin Gregg. Eventually, I decided that suffering an injury was a huge possibility, as was being hauled away by the Miami Dade police. Kevin, you escaped the wrath of the Infamous One this time, but next time you may not be so lucky.

As we exited the stadium, a 70 something year old woman pointed at all the Marlins fans as she held her nose and yelled “Smells like dead fish! Get out of here, dead fish!” My patience was wearing thin, but I bit my tongue and as I walked by and she pointed at me, she was lucky only to have gotten an evil glare. Despite the game being another heartbreaking loss for the Marlins, I did have a good time. My cousin’s husband even caught a ball! Hopefully, if I attend Sunday’s game, it will end on a better note!

I think it was Star Wars night?

Dolphin Stadium: I think it was Star Wars night?

My boys warming up before the game

My boys warming up before the game

Cody Ross in center field

Cody Ross in center field

Cody and Josh Willingham

Cody and Josh Willingham

J.J. having yet another amazing outing

J.J. having yet another amazing outing

Dan Uggla at 2nd and Jim Edmonds up to bat

Dan Uggla at 2nd and Jim Edmonds up to bat

Ryan Theriot thinking of stealing 2nd

Ryan Theriot thinking of stealing 2nd

A swing and a miss. J.J. is awesome

A swing and a miss. J.J. is awesome

Billy The Marlin and The Manatees as the Blues Brothers

Billy The Marlin and The Manatees as the Blues Brothers

Where did my $7.00 beer go?

Where did my $7.00 beer go?

The Manatees doing their little dance

The Manatees doing their little dance

A drunk Cubs fan being escorted out of the stadium by numerous police officers

A drunk Cubs fan being escorted out of the stadium by numerous police officers

The Cubs dugout

The Cubs dugout

The Marlins dugout

The Marlins dugout

The FSN camera guy!

The FSN camera guy!

This picture wasnt taken for DeRosa, it was taken because of the background. The Cubs 1908 team and the goat. haha

This picture wasn't taken for DeRosa, it was taken because of the background. The Cubs 1908 team and the goat. haha

Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson

Jeremy Hermida up to bat

Jeremy Hermida up to bat

Jorge Cantu up to bat

Jorge Cantu up to bat

My cousin and I

My cousin and I

My cousin, her husband, and my cousins friend Agnus

My cousin, her husband, and my cousin's friend Agnus

Fukodome

Fukodome

Kevin Gregg effin up the game

Kevin Gregg effin' up the game

The hubby with the ball he caught while I was getting beer! Damn!

The hubby with the ball he caught while I was getting beer! Damn!

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10 responses to “Marlins Vs. Cubs: Smells Like Dead Fish

  1. christine

    i love the random yankee shirt in the gregg pic =]

  2. He was confused. Clearly. 🙂

    I saw another guy wearing an Astros hat and jersey.

  3. Please don’t think all of us Cubs fans are that obnoxious. Isn’t it amazing that fans of a team that hasn’t won the World Series in 100 years can dare taunt anyone?

  4. C74

    The $7 beer picture is priceless! =)

  5. Lonestarr

    The stadium was mostly filled when I watched the games on TV. Are there more Cubs fans than Marlins fans in Florida?

    Not all of us Cubs fans are douchebags like that, I swear! Many of us may quite possibly be drunks, but it’s understandable because we drink to forget! You’ve won two more titles in a decade and a half than we’ve won in a whole century.

    Being in the outfield makes for some pretty cool pictures. Good stuff. And one of my man crush Fukudome! 😀

  6. What a great article on John Baker; August 3, 2008! Coach John as we call him around here is a great imprecation to all our parents and players. John spends his off-season working with kids in our community teaching in the classroom and on the baseball diamond. John loves to work with kids teaching them some of the values he’s learned through the years. He’s a local hero who we all love and respect!

    Last fall John would spend time teaching at his wife’s school during the day, and then travel to work with our kids on the field in the afternoon. John still found time between all that to prepare for spring training! He’s a great role model to our kids. The Marlins are very fortunate to have him behind the plate. No disrespect to the other great Marlin players, but Coach John is our favorite “big fish”.

    Thanks again for helping promote Coach John!

    Jeff Hollar

    Program Manager

    http://www.rteamsite.com/baseball/tigersbaseball

  7. Cubs fans are not that bad at all. My co-worker went to Sunday’s game and the Marlins fans were hassling her the entire game….until they gave up 8 in the 8th inning and suddenly no more Marlins fans to be found.

  8. nyhitman23

    Hey! Hook me up with Agnus! 😉

  9. nyhitman, i would, but I would never wish that upon anyone! I dont know Agnus very well, but just spending 4 hours with her was enough to show me what a pain in the ass she is. She complains about EVERYTHING.

  10. nyhitman23

    Tatiana, that’s what beer and ipod’s are for. To tune it ALL out! 🙂

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