One of the greatest things about being a sports fan in the 21st century is the opportunity to interact with a community of fans from all across the world over twitter. The group that makes up Marlins Twitter is a small yet dynamic unit, and they wasted no time getting to the keyboard with some hot takes once the news broke this morning.
The ever controversial @RealMarlinsFan launched a quick poll to gauge what the popular opinion is of who the new owner would be.
Who is the new Miami Marlins owner?— RëalⓂ️arlinsFan (@RealMarlinsFan) February 9, 2017
It’s early, and this is the most unscientific of polls but the majority of Fish fans seem to think we’ll be getting presidential in the near future. Remember that in addition to being the President, Trump also fits the description of a real estate developer from New York.
Overall, I’d say that the fan base can be split into three camps.
Jubilation that Loria is likely on the way out.
This would be best case scenario....THEY WANT TO SELL https://t.co/TumhiYyA4Z— Millar (@CapnSpasm) February 9, 2017
Skepticism that the deal exists.
y'all really think loria's gonna sell before the ASG......— alexis ❀ (@xalexiscx) February 9, 2017
And, fear that the new owner will be just as bad as Loria.
Hey are we all ignoring the part where the guy who might buy the Marlins doesn't have money?— Eric Lauzin (@Lauzin) February 9, 2017
The wise food container @BoxofLunch took the opportunity to point out the time frame that deals generally exist in.
It usually takes at least 6 months from a sale being announced to it even becoming official, so All Star Game isn't a factor at this point.— Lunchbox (@BoxOfLunch) February 9, 2017
This is true, regardless of when Loria sells he will still own the team for the remainder of 2017 at least, while the paperwork is being done.
Another hope that was going around was for the return of the old colors and uniforms.
Dear whoever big business man that buys the Marlins,— UD only pun for me (@CatDeportes) February 9, 2017
BRING BACK THE TEAL.
that is all.
I must confess I share this wish whole heartily. The Fruit Punch is a mess, it’s time to give up on it.
Finally, some fans took the opportunity to question whether those in Miami who use Loria as an excuse for not supporting the team would be forced to come back.
Bad day for people who justify not watching the Marlins because of Loria, now have to go 180 & be cheerleaders unless you're a fraud— Eric Lauzin (@Lauzin) February 9, 2017
That remains to be seen.