Latest from the AYFKM department (Are You F’ing Kidding Me), Jeff Conine – Mr. Marlin! – is now a Phucking Phillie.
I can’t believe this garbage.
This is a travesty, a national tragedy (for the Marlins Nation, of course) and we should all be outraged.
Jeff Conine was a member of our expansion team, drafted from the Kansas City Royals and a part of the original Marlins Bandwagon that toured the state in its inaugural year. I remember going to Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville and getting his autograph (along with Orestes Destrade, Gary Carter, Benito Santiago, Rene Lachman, and Dave O’brien of ESPN fame).
I remember his home run in the all star game.
I remember his productive career as a Marlin that warranted a World Championship trophy in ’97 when he had a down year – to the point that the Marlins went out and got former Phillie Darren Daulton.
And then the return – in ’03 when Jeff came along and seemed to make every big play possible to get us into the wildcard. And ask the Phillies – it hurt them every time as the Marlins dominated them in almost every head to head match that season.
Now this? This is how Jeff repays us loyal Marlin fans?! By going to Philadelphia and donning that ugly reddish jersey in that little league ballpark?
The sad thing is, I don’t think it will be enough for the Phillies to stay ahead of the Marlins, let alone really win the wildcard. And the exercise in futility is what has me angered most – Jeff Conine in a Philly uniform?
Might as well dress up George Washington as a redcoat.
First Johnny Damon and now this? The world is at an end, my friends.