I was definitely a baseball rookie when I started this blog. And not that I’m a veteran now, but I do feel I’m smarter about the sport than I was. Looking back on what I’ve written so far, I feel fairly happy about my output, with one minor flaw.
I don’t think I’m a Giants fan…!
I think I just picked them because of proximity; because I like San Francisco as a city. Does that mean they should be my favorite team though? Liking a city seems like a dumb reason to like a team.
So who do I really like?
After much thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a Dodgers fan.
I can’t help it! I know it’s blasphemy, but I find myself drawn to them. I originally thought this was because they were the Giants’ biggest rival, so I was just paying attention to them and covering them a lot to keep up with the enemy. But I can’t fool myself any more, I’m paying attention to them because they’re cooler.
Why do I think they’re cooler? Here’s why:
Maybe they haven’t beaten the Giants more than the Giants have beaten them, but they’ve won more Division titles, NL pennants and World Series championships!
Blue is my favorite color, and the Dodgers not only sport it, but it’s called Dodger Blue. Plus they’ve been very traditional with their uniforms, hardly changing anything about them over the years, which I respect immensely. Maybe uniform design is a shallow reason to like a team, but hey! I’m shallow! And really, I can’t stand the idea of dressing up in Halloween colors all the time just to show my love for something. Yick.
Because they’re located in LA, hot celebrities like them. Maybe that’s a shallow reason, but hey! I’m shallow and I’d rather see pretty people at my ballpark of choice than say…this guy!
Can ya blame me?
They hold the record for the largest attendance, with 115,300 in 2008. Who am I to argue with 115,300 fans?
They were the first MLB franchise to employ and start a black player, and I am all about equality.
First team to use the batting helmet, and I am all about safety.
First team to be broadcast on television, and I am all about television.
Yep, anyway you look at it, I just feel like the Dodgers are a better fit for me. Sorry Giants fans. I honestly didn’t mean to steer this blog in the wrong direction. I just didn’t know what I was doing when I started. I guess I should have put more thought into it.
This post feels more right to me than any of my posts that have come before, so I’m confident I’m on the right track now and I’m glad I figured out this important detail right before the 2010 season starts, so now I can spend my time rooting for the right team.
Speaking of shallow…just one more kick-*** reason to be a Dodgers fan!
Cooler than that it does not get!