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Oct. 18th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
I believe that cheering for the White Sox is a far greater sin than cheering for a certain other team that will remain nameless.
Oct. 18th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
Isn't it odd that his article comes off as bland as his onfield persona?

Not very well spoken, in depth at all. A 5th grader would have more passion.

Boring, boring man.
Oct. 18th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
Them's fighting words! I think we need to take this outside. ;)
Oct. 18th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
Cmon, I've read posts written in 5 minutes with more conviction and passion than his few words.

I respect his skill, but not his treating baseball like a job. He did it, and did it well, but left everything at the park and never showed emotion.

Baseball is life, get fired up.
Oct. 18th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
I have to defend Ryno here since I'm about to dis him in a minute ;-)

I don't give a rip if a ballplayer "left everything at the park." That's the only place I care what they do. What makes a great ballplayer, to me, is someone who plays hard, plays well and plays smart. Sandberg was one of those players. Nothing wrong with treating something like a job if you care enough to do your job well.

Tony LaRussa gets "fired up" all the time, and if not for the fortuitous power of Albert the Great, he'd be firing up the golf balls right now.
Oct. 18th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Funny, I remember a certain someone making similar arguments when *she* was rooting for the White Sox recently ;-)

I find it interesting how many of my Cub fan friends are rooting for the White Sox. I wouldn't be caught dead rooting for the Mets, unless they played the Red Sox (I think that happened once).

I don't buy this "it's good for the city" argument. If our sports habits and interests were based on municipal benefits, Cubs fans who couldn't go to Wrigley games would go to Sox games to sell out The Cell and pump money into a poorer side of the city.

To me, there's something special about living and dying with one team, and rooting against their rivals. If the Sox face the Cards, by all means Cub Nation should root for the Sox. But otherwise, why play the "we'll root for you if you'll root for us" game?
Oct. 18th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
I can see his point
I'm from Kentucky and I root for other Kentucky teams in college ball once my teams is out. I also root for in-conference teams because it is good for the conference.

Once the Braves lose in the post-season(and i have plenty of experience with that) I almost always root for the NL team. I would probably do the same for same city teams if I had that choice. Of course, I've never lived in a two team city so I probably don't understand the dynamic there.
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