Marlins becoming masters of the thriller

There's no such thing as an ordinary win for the Marlins. And Game 5 was a perfect example of that.

Originally Published: October 23, 2003
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- They could feel those hearts around America breaking. They could sense those ratings plummeting. So it's time now to thank the Florida Marlins for all they've done to try to keep interest alive in this Cubbie-and-Red-Sox-free World Series.

The Marlins could have won themselves a nice, routine 6-1 World Series game Thursday night. But heck, if they'd done that, dials would have been clicking over to "ER" all across the continent.

So of course, the Marlins let the Yankees slowly ...

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