On our way to conquer Washington
The trip is long. Miami to Washington D.C. It is about 1,054 miles away from our Marlins Park. But, our boys of summer are ready, strong and anxious to visit the Nationals. The feeling in our Marlins’ players minds right now is to compete, to win, to learn from mistakes. That is priceless. The Washington Nationals are having a huge momentum. They are 10-4, we are 7-6. A lot of people say that the season is early, but to win, away from home, from our Marlins Park that is growing by the minute under our skin is crucial in the race for the playoffs. Every single game that we lose now, it may haunt us back later in the season. We don’t have to win them all. That is not possible. But we need to win away. We need Hanley hitting singles, doubles and Home Runs without our HR Sculpture expressing the happiness of the fans and a region hungry for victories. We need Jose catching the ball and working a double plays, one after the other. We need Bonifacio stealing more bases, so many that he would need to get a U-haul to take them all back home. We need out pitchers and bullpen accurate and focus. We need to find Stanton and Lomo, and all the rest of wonderful players conquering Washington, becoming the “Presidents” of our future in this 2012 season.
The first game against the Nationals is just hours away. A smile comes to my face thinking of our new beautiful uniforms. Of our boys with happy faces, almost kid’s like but we bats and gloves of Pros. Washington has a lot of history. It is our capital. It may become today the city where the Miami Marlins will make headlines for beating the red-hot Nationals….can’t wait.
Let’s Go Fish. Let’s Go Marlins. Conquer those games. We are waiting back home.