And The Losing Streak Lives OnBy
Does anybody watch “Lost?” Has anybody watched “Lost?” Does anybody know the concept of “Lost” — as in, the show? Well, they canned the show six seasons in, but there was one scene that replicates the Marlins June with 100% accuracy. In 2009, I believe, Season 5 premiered. Leading up to it, we were told the opening scene would feature as much uncertainty as uncertainty gets. It started with Dr. Chang, who woke up along with his wife and their infantile baby, Miles. Dr. Chang quickly hopped out of bed with one thing in mind. It was not to get in the shower, it wasn’t getting dressed. No. He strolled straight over to the record player and turned on some Willie Nelson — the song was called Shotgun Willie. About 30 seconds in to the song, it skipped, and skipped, and skipped, and skipped. Not sure guys, but doesn’t that kind of remind you of the Marlins season?
Something happened in this game that stood out. Something that I hadn’t seen since the Marlins were in their April groove. It was attitude. Not just attitude, but determination, fight, and anger. After seeing Hanley argue — and I mean really get steamed prior to arguing — a call with home plate umpire Dan Bellino in the 9th inning, he showed the fierce side of Hanley. Prior to that, I feel like all we’ve seen from this team is the equivalent of watching sheep hop fences in when trying to go to bed.
I would at least assume that the inception, or re-inception of the Jack McKeon era has to have an impact on these guys. On one hand, they must feel bad about Edwin leaving and having all of this pinned on management. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh? This is the Marlins chance, if that’s their wish. It’s a perfect time to do so as well. McKeon isn’t messing around to say the least, and I don’t blame him.