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Why are you a Marlins fan?

Although there are a pair of World Series titles involved, it can sometimes get difficult to root for an organization that is in rebuilding mode. So we want to find out how you became a Marlins fan, why you became a Marlins fan, and if you see yourself always being a Marlins fan.

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It hasn't been an easy few years for the Miami Marlins. Although the organization has a pair of World Series rings in a short span, the organization seemingly started over a few seasons ago. But after losing 100 games in 2013, the team bounced back and won 77 in 2014. The offense is coming along, the defense is there, and the bullpen is on its way to becoming consistent.

And while there are the dominant on the field situations, there are almost always off the field scenarios. Jeffrey Loria is having difficulty putting the payroll together. Front office executives are having too much say in personnel and lineup formation. There is low attendance, and little interest on a national level.

Miami has never really been known as a baseball city, and everything that has happened over the last few years, the move to Marlins Park, the fire sale trade with Toronto, the slim payroll, and the internal front office reconstruction, all of it is enough to make you question why you are a Marlins fan in the first place.

Between the fire sale trades and lack of no trade clauses and unproven rosters, many people have stopped supporting South Florida's Major League Baseball franchise.

It doesn't matter what kind of fan you are, or if you are a fan at all. We basically just want to know: how did you become a Marlins fan? Are you a new fan, or have you always liked the team? Have you been to Marlins Park? What are your thoughts? How about the uniform/logo change? Good or bad? For those who will be fans regardless of how the team performs, why is that? And if you lost interest, what were the main factors that turned you away?

We want to hear what you have to say, and strongly encourage you to write a FanPost instead of just commenting. Once we get your responses, we will put together a section of the site dedicated to your stories of how you became Marlins fans. Well-written posts will be placed on the front cover.

As we head into the offseason, we want to hear your stories. Later this week, I'll post my story on how and why I became a Marlins fan. Let's all try and have a good time with this! Deal?