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Florida Marlins -- a winning season

The Florida Marlins have secured their fifth winning season since the franchise began.

The Marlins secured a winning record for the fifth time in franchise history, beating the Nationals for the seventh time in eight games at their new ballpark. Josh Johnson went six innings and improved to 7-1, and Josh Willingham homered for a third straight game as the Marlins totaled 18 hits.

A better result than most everyone thought at the beginning of the season.  Sure, we hoped for more towards the end, but a winning season ain't bad.

 The other winning seasons were in 1997 and 2003 (obviously), and also 2004 and 2005.  In 2004 and 2005, the Marlins record was 83-79, which means the 2008 version of the team still has a chance to be third winningest (no, that isn't a word) team in franchise history.

I don't know what you predicted before the season started, but I sure didn't predict a winning season and especially one that could be the third best of all times in Marlins History.