I never rooted for either of my “home” teams down here. The Devil Rays are way too awful with a way-too-awful stadium. And the Marlins pissed me off by selling the team after the ’97 World Series win. In fact, most people around here are Braves fans. (Actually, most people around here are football fans, if anything. I can’t stand the Braves. They’re the Yankees of the South.) So, I didn’t pay much attention to the Marlins this year until they made the playoffs. What I saw was an awesome, energetic team with great speed, defense and pitching. If they hadn’t been trying to mess up Armageddon, I would have been pulling for them all the way. As of now, they’re the last best hope to put down the Evil Empire.