New Marlins Theme Is Either Awesomely Terrible or Terribly Awesome

New Marlins Theme Is Either Awesomely Terrible or Terribly Awesome

Before we begin, just to recap how the re-branding of the Miami Marlins has gone thus far, we've written about this (twice), CSNPhilly's Dave Zangaro has made fish puns about this (seven of them), and now, Marlins fans are reportedly split over this...
Unsure how we missed it, but apparently a new "Miami Marlins Theme Song" was uploaded to YouTube late last month.
In the intervening weeks, Miami's PR staff has publicly distanced itself from the track, stating that the anthem is not their official fight song and "has nothing to do with the team." Then, just yesterday, the young woman who wrote the theme -- entitled "We Are The Marlins" -- admitted that she was blind-sided by the public backlash to her work, but nonetheless resolved that she and her creative team "believe in the song."
[the controversial feel good hit of the century and a copy of its lyrics below]

Lyrics via the song's YouTube description:

M-A-R-L-I-N-S! We are the Marlins! GO FISH!
Everything is great in the Sunshine State
We've got the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
So get up and let's go -- let everybody know that we are the Marlins - The Miami Marlins!
Catch the wave! Cheer the boys (We are the Marlins! GO Fish!)
Stomp your feet and let's make some noise!
We are the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
Make a date with the Marlins -- those Miami Darlins
Let's go Marlins!
Black Yellow Orange and Blue - We are coming after you!
Catch the wave! Cheer the boys (We are the Marlins! GO Fish!)
Stomp your feet and let's make some noise!
We are the Marlins, the Miami Marlins
Make a date with the Marlins -- those Miami Darlins
Let's go Marlins!
M-A-R-L-I-N-S! We are the Marlins! GO FISH!

As for the overwhelmingly negative reaction from the Marlins' diehards, we're just assuming they still prefer this unofficial creed to the new one:

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.