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It's at times like this when I feel less authentic a fan as other folks. It was exciting at the time, I was upset at the whole thing, but not really angry; people blame the coach for making a bad call leaving Pedro in. I say that's part of the game, and at the time the decision was made, there was a little conversation that happened online; someone asked "Why is Pedro still in?" and my response was "It's a bond between men. It's like one of those buddy movies, only in real life. It's the best thing about baseball."

I still think he should have given Pedro the choice when he did. I don't think that inning should have gone any other way; to do otherwise is to treat your players like cattle, moving them around like pieces on a board.

So anyway, I was upset they had lost, very upset that neither the Red Sox nor the Cubs were going to the World Series, and annoyed that I'll have to be rooting for the Marlins soon. Then I went to bed after half an hour to cool down... and I've woken up, and it just doesn't seem so important anymore.

This is why I call myself a fair-weather fan. It's one of the nicest fan types to be... I remember back when the Vikings were beat by the Falcons in... what, 2000?... cheated out of their shot at the Super Bowl by a bad day. That depression lasted longer than this. Maybe I'm starting to prepare myself for this kind of thing, especially where the Red Sox are concerned? I dunno.

Just wait 'til next year. I actually want it for the Cubs more than for the Sox next year, at the moment.

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exponentialdk
Oct. 17th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC)
to do otherwise is to treat your players like cattle

Do you think the relief pitchers were NOT chomping at the bit to close the winning game?...
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