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October 24, 2008

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sam b.

At first, I had sort of decided to root for the Rays too -- I like some of the players, and I think Maddon's a stand up guy. But I can't stomach the idea of their "fans" being handed a WS victory b/c they just don't deserve it. Empty ballpark all year, cow bells given away to manufacture atmosphere? Gross.

Again, I realize my thoughts aren't rational, but when does that come into play w/ being a fan?

I think Texas Gal put it best:

"And much like Boston, their fanbase is raucous, uncouth and totally bonkers about baseball. There is really no such thing as a bandwagon Phillies fan- that alone should make them the automatic victors. When you care enough about your team to hurl batteries at the heads of opposing teams' players... well that's love. And also, they love a good playoff riot/celebration.

I could give two shits about whether the AL wins the series - I have no loyalty to any team other than the Sox, much less will I ever feel compelled to root for a team simply because they were arbitrarily placed in the same league and division as my team. Tampa can suck it."

Go Phillies.

Mike Edelman

I mysteriously found myself rooting for the Phillies as well. I don't like the Phillies and unless it's the Yankees I always root for the American League team. But the Rays/Red Sox rivalry was so bitter this year I just can not bring myself to root for the Rays.

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