Six Surprising Facts About Your First-Place Marlins

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1. The Marlins are tied for first in the NL East
Normally we'd start off with some sort of introduction, but the introduction here is the first surprising fact. Your Miami Marlins are somehow tied for first in their division with the Washington Nationals. Granted, the Atlanta Braves are only a half game behind the two as well, so it's the tightest division in baseball. So who knows how long this will last, but it feels ... good? A weird good, but good.

2. They have the best home record in baseball ... by far
The Marlins are 17-5 while playing in their technicolor kitsch dome this season, which is far and away the best home record in baseball. Yes, despite the team's precarious fan support situation, the team certainly seems to have had a huge home field advantage so far.

3. They also have the worst road record in the MLB
The Fish should certainly start being road worriers. They're only 2-10 on the road, which is the worst road record in the MLB. Yes, it would appear it the Marlins' surprising success at the moment is in part because the team has had a lot more games at home than away.

That will quickly change. They start an 11-game road trip out in California tonight against the San Diego Padres with stops at the Los Angeles Dodgers and the second-place San Francisco Giants. So this trip should really show what the Fish are truly made of. They won't return home until May 20th against the Phillies.



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Charlie
Charlie

As a former Expos fan, I hate the Marlins with every fiber of my being.  It has nothing to do with the team, the city, the fans, or the stadium, but rather everything to do with the owner who left the Expos for dead and fucked the city of Montreal over and bolted as soon as he realized that he wasn't going to fleece them entirely into building a new stadium.  FUCK JEFFREY LORIA!  He is evil incarnate.

demoroman88
demoroman88 topcommenter

They have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball. Jose & Nate have been a great one two punch. With Henderson & Tom having great years so far too.. If Turner can get his act together or Andrew Heaney gets the call from the minors, this team should stay competitive all year. 

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Michael Phil

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Deborah Bolden
Deborah Bolden

I hope you guys show the same enthusiasm when they're in last place.

James Kelley
James Kelley

No I will never go Hate the ownership and the fact that the beautiful stadium is sitting on top of the ORANGE BOWL!. Love baseball as much as anyone but these clowns (owners) do not deserve any support. And on top of everything they financially raped our community. jimk

John Nunez
John Nunez

Marlins can win it all.... and the owner will sell them all... lol that's his plan

Jimmy Dempsey
Jimmy Dempsey

Young exciting team. . Must see ballplayers over there

Kelvin Gonzalez
Kelvin Gonzalez

Wait, you were on the bandwagon when the season started and jumped right off a week after that. Now you want to ride the dick again after they had a good couple of weeks? Miami New Times, you should be ashamed of yourselves for only supporting teams when they are good. You are what makes Miami such a shitty fan base.

Eric Rich
Eric Rich

its only May .. you guys are fishing.. oh they will find the best player and trade him away.. blah

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

Ill jump on thw qagon when the end the post seaaon with the wildcard spot..that seems to be our lucky charm lol

Quills AV Rodriguez
Quills AV Rodriguez

only if i want them to sell the team after...apparently thats what happens when too many fans come out.

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