Here's what you need to know:
Things got off to a rocky start for the hometown favorites, with a succession of losses that included a couple of embarrassing poundings.
Seven games into their new season, they were 2-5. They subsequently sank to 2-9 before they started to get things figured out.
And then, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series.
By the way, I listened to the Marlins game last night. Even I almost feel sorry for Glenn Geffner. I listened for two innings before I ever heard his voice. Then, he literally had to be granted permission by Dave Van Horne to say something out loud.