Can I give you a word I love that you just don’t hear anymore?
It used to be that all kinds of stuff was described as “zany,” but it seems to have mostly gone out for fancier words like “dysfunctional.”
Now, I bring this up because most sports franchises are pretty standard issue. Oh, some are rich, some poor, some win, some lose, but only one currently, to my mind, descends to the dear old level of zany. That is the Miami Marlins, formerly the Florida Marlins, or, now, as I like to call them, given their location in Little Havana, the Los Zanyos.
...Look, so many famous people are interviewed every day that, by the laws of chance, a certain number are bound to say something they kinda sorta really didn’t mean to put it in that context. OK, fair enough. But: “I love Fidel Castro?” This is like saying, “Bring back polio,” or “Hooray for fire, plague and pestilence.” Talk about terrifying the fish.
Also, for the fifth year in a row the Marlins have a new motto—all of which have been singularly dull. May I suggest for 2013 just, “Here are your zany Miami Marlins.” Or, “Aqui, Cubanos amigos: Los Zanyos.”
Posted: April 19, 2012 at 06:26 AM | 28 comment(s)
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