I'm feeling pretty vindicated right now re: my insistence to all my Braves fan friends that Chipper is a big asset to the team who deserves to play out his career on his own terms. Despite the fact that most of them have spent the last few years whining about him, Chip is suddenly a hero in a lot of Facebook posts.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
then its seamless... since you cheered for the braves you can latch on to the Rays because of the southern roots... and also complain about the respective fanbases (about how they don't show up for home games even when their teams are winning), you can also defend said fanbases for being diehards and complaining about the stadiums bad weather traffic lame location ect ect.
This is actually pretty good.
Plus, you'd make a great Rays fan, Ed, what with your complete inability to show any real allegiance to a team. All of the Rays "fans" I know, save one or two, have multiple favorite teams. It's always one of those, "yeah, I've totally been a Rays fan since they started; I just happened to go to a game and buy a t-shirt for the first time when they started winning. Why did I root for the Yankees before? Oh, well, they're my other favorite team because my grandma's dog's best friend saw Mantle in a deli once while she was visiting NYC for the first time ever" type deals with their fans.