As you might have expected, Marlins fans, both of them, are going to be entirely too large for their britches this season what with their new stadium, logo, and the acquisitions of Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, Mark Buehrle and almost Albert Pujols. Run-on sentences aside, the message is clear: Move over 2007 Mets fans, there’s a new type of fan to annoy, and this one resides in the sunshine state.
With that sort of rapid ascension into the big-time (the Nationals came oh-so-close last year, but that whole Jayson Werth thing didn’t work out so well), comes a myriad problematic things… like this weirdo, perhaps the unfortunate renewal of Miami columnist Dan Le Batard’s Highly Questionable on ESPN, and songs. Lots of songs.
First up in what is sure to be a long line of salsa dancing, Mojito nights and Le Batard’s nightly head-scratcher, is this Marlins anthem, Miami (Here We Go), as performed by the inappropriately-named YouTube sensation (?) DCMusicNation.
Hit it, DCMN:
[YouTube video issues, here's the audio]
Oh God, some excerpts for those of you fortunate souls who couldn’t listen to that:
New colors, new home, new teams
New attitude, new revenue stream
[Editor’s note: that new revenue stream was actually the Marlins ripping off taxpayers to build a new stadium, but whatevs]
We got a new stadium, no more rain
You think you got it better? Tell ‘em no way
Those other dudes are cooked, where’s the propane?
We got Hanley and somebody named Jose
We got a new closer, yeah he eats well
He throws hard, he’s name’s Heath Bell
We party like it’s 97-03 man, throw your hands up if you rep your home team
Shit. Aside from the cheesy lyrics, the cadence and hooks are spot on.
The Marlins have gone about things in a very smart way this offseason, both from a team and marketing perspective.
They hired Ozzie Guillen and signed Jose Reyes– both will become instant favorites of the large Latino contingent in Miami. Besides that, they’ve addressed a huge need: Buehrle and Bell will turn their pitching staff into a respectable one.
There’s still the question of whether the left side of the infield (Reyes and Ramirez) can play together without killing each other (or their manager), but the – very dangerous “on paper” – returns look good.
So, yeah, the Marlins may Cha-cha-cha their way to home plate and become the Real Madrid of baseball… but they’re probably going to be pretty good, too. And something tells me this won’t be the last annoying Marlins meme we have to put up with…
Ladies and gentlmen, your 2012 rival? Cha-cha-cha!
H/T to (@Brian_Evans32)