The latest results of the FishStripes "fan confidence" poll are out, and according to that squiggly teal line that represents our faith in the Fish, fan confidence has been holding pretty steady at around 67-68% since the start of the season.
If you're wondering what the heck I'm referring to, take a glance at the top left portion of your FishStripes home page, and you'll see the latest results posted. Every week, you can put your two cents in regarding how confident you feel in the Fish by participating in the poll.
This week's results are posted below, and other than a small dip in confidence mid-spring (and can you really blame us for that?) it appears cool heads are prevailing so far this season. Apparently, FishStripers are calm and level-headed, and didn't feel the need to panic when Mike Stanton tweaked his hamstring and was out of the lineup, or when Hanley Ramirez suffered an injury at the
hands kneecap of Bill Hall, or when the Fish dropped a couple of ugly games against the Mets to start the season.
When next week's poll results are published, it will be interesting to see if there is a spike in our confidence after the Fish took their first two series on the road, including one in Houston, where the Marlins have historically struggled, and one against a tough division opponent in the Braves. It probably also won't hurt that that JJ has flirted with his second no-hitter of the season, that we've seen Chris Coghlan start to heat up (not to mention stick it to all the people who questioned his ability to handle center field), and that the bullpen, for the most part, has been outstanding the first two weeks of the season. If the Fish can take two out of three against the division-leading Phillies, we may see that line start to inch upward.
So, the overall results are out, but how are YOU feeling about the Fish?