Re: That Ugly Beast Has Taken Root... Sadly, It Has Grown.
posted at 10/18/2011 10:25 AM EDT
In Response to Re: That Ugly Beast Has Taken Root... Sadly, It Has Grown.
[QUOTE]With the Sox salaries it is not a case we get what we pay for. Maybe if I were not dropping a bundle at Fenway I wouldn't get so worked up. I don't spend hard earn money to go see a bad movie or anything else that is rated poor.
Posted by dollkuhn[/QUOTE]
Your pain is evident and I am empathetic toward it. I have said before that it has been years since I was at Fenway. Indeed, the last time I saw the Sox live, it was at City of Palms Park ... when it was new! I lived in Cape Coral at the time. (I still live almost 8 hours from the Fens, by car, but since I am limited to a bicycle ... I fear that length of time is even more dramatic.)
I mean to say, if I spent all the money you seem to be spending, the sharpness of losing might be more profound.
But I have always had this thing about being for the team I am for. Raucously, riotously, and without reservation. I know disappointment ... but that doesn't dampen my unending and quite vocal support. I only boo the enemy. I only knock the otherside, at least while the game is on, even if I suffer inwardly due to some disappointment.
My sons had wished I might cheer a little quieter ... but to a man (or boy, and cheerleader, for that fact) all were glad when I showed up, especially when playing in the enemy's camp. (I have a voice that is trained to speak to thousands, without artificial amplification ... so when I let it loose, not speaking but yelling .... things get LOUD!)
I am critical and negative enough about other things. My political stance irritates many. Folks always seem to think I'm the other party's mouthpiece - the one opposite to which they support. I tend to be quite sardonic. I am iconoclastic in my religious dealings - of which I spent 30 years thoroughly involved in. But even that is more for the support of something than just the knocking down of another. (Apologetics, in the proper sense, comes in to play quite often.)
But I am ALWAYS FOR my team and those on it.
Well, almost always. I had some trouble supporting the arrival of Jack Clark. I loved Manny but finally gave in to the reality that he was so overly selfish - but that hurt the team, so ....
And finally, though I hope he changes it somehow, Lackey ...
Well, out of approximately 50 seasons, with at least 25 on each team, that isn't too many that I have gotten critical of, is it?
I realize I am weird. But then, that is why folks like nuts on their sundaes ...