just came in from the garage. 4-0. stands filled with red. home field advantage for the series. sooooo familiar. pains me.
as to rooting for....grew up a nats fan(seNATors). still have my frank howard autographed photo. i worked for the orioles when i was in college from 78-80 and was on the field afte every playoff and world series game. i dont see any issue with being a fan of both.
Well, at least the lockout hasn't robbed us of txpd's boundless optimism.
just checked in....8-0. fun.
Capone: A man becomes preeminent, he's expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms... What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork... Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don't field... what is he? You follow me? No one. Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? I'm goin' out there for myself. But... I get nowhere unless the team wins.
This region's lack of postseason success is puzzling
It's like a curse
No other city with all the big 4 sports has gone longer without a championship than Washington. Last one in DC was the Skins in '91. Minneapolis is close though, their last one was the Twins in '91 also, but that was later in '91.
I never really figured there was any love lost, in both directions, between fans of DC-based and Baltimore-based teams. I don't know if I'd say rivalry, because they play in separate circles across the sports, but I always assumed everyone roots for the other guy to lose. I know I do. **** Baltimore. **** Maryland. That's why I never really understood the consolidated DC/Baltimore OT Sports thread. These are two separate fan bases, with a fair amount of animosity, latent or otherwise. There's no camaraderie or solidarity there.
while thats true to an extent if baltimore suddenly got an nhl team do you honestly think all the caps fans in baltimore would suddenly hate the caps OR shun the new team?
i grew up a senators and redskins fan. i hated the orioles and the colts. when the nats left i warmed to the orioles over time and working for them. i am still a nats fan first but the hate isnt there for the orioles anymore. in part, i still enjoy the american league more than the national league. the ravens arent the colts. there's no chuck thompson aint the beer cold going on. the ravens didnt arrive til i left. i could care less about them either way.
its also a reality that i grew up in the washington sphere of influence and then went to college in baltimore and stayed to start my radio career in that market. used to hate baltimore. natty bo and all. love baltimore now. does that mean i have to gve my love for washington back?
I just don't get abandoning a team at all. The Os didn't move. They were my childhood team and why would I switch? Because they have a bad owner? Because the Nats got lucky with the draft? I never knew the Senators and no one in my family has that pull, so the only reasons I can see are shallow at best.
Interesting how there were no Nats fans on here routing for the O's to lose the way there were O's fans routing for the Nats to lose earlier. I wonder why that is...?
If nothing else, it's because the O's are playing the Yankees. Nobody with a soul can root for the Yankees with a straight face.
I never liked the O's or Baltimore all that much, don't have much interest in the AL, hate Angelos, etc. But even the Yankees can make me at least mildly support the O's. Although I think that makes me hate the Yankees even more, come to think of it.
EDIT: There's also the fact that, me being me, if I actively hoped for the O's to lose, they'd just keep winning. So moderate dislike is the best I can muster for the time being.