Last Chance

After a really disappointing end to the 2011 Baseball season, I was close to saying “Screw you Boston”, throwing away all my Red Sox memorabilia and finding another team to follow. The problem was, I love baseball and would have to follow someone. But who?…what team would be so lucky to get me as their #1 fan?

Here was my criteria:
1. Had to be an AL team ( NL sucks..although the Brewers and Cubs were considered)
2. Can’t be on the West Coast- the games are on to late. But when we move to Seattle in 10 years, I will support the Mariners.
3. Has to be an American team – Sorry Toronto.
4. Yankee’s and Rays are automatically out- my hate burns too deep.
5. Preferably a team with a bit of history/tradition.

Surprisingly, the two team that I came up with were the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles. For some odd reason, I have a really old picture of myself and my dad wearing Tigers hats. I was maybe a year old? I think my Dad bought them was because he really liked Sparky Anderson..or maybe it was because there was a “D” for Dave on it? Who knows, I never asked. I do know It’s one of my favorite pictures.
As for my second choice, Baltimore. I really can’t pinpoint it- they seem like a nice team, their players stay out of trouble, Boog’s BBQ, Camden Yards and who didn’t like Cal Ripken. Plus, my Little League team was once the the Oriole’s. Silly reasons, I know..but they made the cut to the short list.
I want to follow a team that plays hard, has me on the edge of my seat on every pitch and hopefully win their fair share of games. That’s not too much to ask for is it?
Ultimately, I fought the urge to become what I loathed- a fickle sports fan. If my fandom can survive Bucky Dent, Bill Buckner and Aaron Boone- surely it can be resuscitated after a historical 2011 collapse. I guess we’ll have to see what this team is made of in 2012.

All this leads up to my question- if your favorite baseball team ceased to exist for what ever reason…who would you follow, and why?

80 Responses to “Last Chance”

  1. Dave Says:

    Kemp for CC is ridiculous. You crushed this guy Dan. Am I allowed to object ?

  2. Dave Says:

    I’m surprised Kemp didn’t go in the first round.

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey he offered it to me. He LOVES CC. I love Kemp. Am I crushing him? Yea. But if not for my damn CPU issue I woulda had Kemp anyway. They say god gives mulligins to great people! So welcome to Rays Those Cowbells Kemp lol

  4. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I thought joining a league THIS early would be ridiculous, but I was wrong. Its really got me warmed up for the season, and all this trade talk will make the wait for my real draft, thefoulline of course, alot easier.

    Dave I strongly suggest you join a “February League”. It really scratches that baseball itch you just cant get rid of once the super bowl ends but before spring training starts.

  5. Dave Says:

    I’ve tried it Dan. My problem is I can’t focus on two teams. I’m so invested in our league because the competition is so good, it would feel like I was cheating on thefoulline. This just gives me more draft prep time. Keep me in the loop on your trades. It’s always fun to discuss deals. Good luck!

  6. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I feel that way too, the trick that I do is once thefoulline league starts, I only check the other league on monday to check my lineup, and devote my full attention to thefoulline league. lol

  7. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Allan are you getting more ridiculous offers from this guy? He now wants Votto and Cain for Hamels. I swear he thinks Hamels is Sandy Koufax or something.

  8. Dave Says:

    It does double your chances at a championship.

  9. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Not likely. This is my only chance to win a championship. Why even pretend anyone will beat “her” anymore.

  10. allan Says:

    Yea Guy is crazy. Once the real league starts I’m out lol

  11. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Like a ghost lol

  12. Sean Says:

    Definitely is expensive to live here in SD, just like any other big city. I live a little out in the burbs though, about a mile from Qualcomm.

  13. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ah Qualcomm Stadium…. Trivia, what NFL Franchise won their first, and only, Super Bowl in Qualcomm Stadium?

  14. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    So i have come to the conclusion that this guy in our league is a trade junkie. Its like cocaine to him. The league has been active for 18 hours, and this guy has sent me, Dave im not making this number up, SEVENTEEN trade offers. I already accepted 2 deals from him, now he keeps wanting to give me Matt Holliday. This guy is insane.

  15. Dave Says:

    Is this trade junkie named Dan Mckewen by any chance?

  16. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    No sir.

    I’ve traded for Matt Kemp, Cole Hamels, Tim Hudson and Matt Holliday. All in 18 hours.

  17. Dave Says:

    Who’d you give up?

  18. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Matt Cain and Martin Prado for Cole Hamels.

    Sabathia for Kemp.

    Francisco Liriano for Tim Hudson.

    Jason Heyward and Ryan Dempster for Matt Holliday.

  19. allan Says:

    this won’t happen in the foulline league lmao

  20. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its not my fault im a master negotiator guys. Its just something your born with. Im sure Dave understands.

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