Genuine Enthusiasm

What a breath of fresh Air!!

As I’m driving Home, I’m listening to the radio, as the "Drive-Home" host of our afternoon Sports radio show is live at Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete.

It’s Friday Afternoon, and the Rays are preparing for an Evening game against the Reds.

Maddon is up first in the interview seat, then later I hear Toby Hall.
In the "ever so young" life of the Rays, I’ve never heard such genuine enthusiasm for the up coming season as I do now.  As a fan, it excites me to what the season holds for us.  My expectations are high, as are those of my entire family who are "Die-Hard" Rays Fans.

You always have to expect the Best when you’re a fan.  There’s nothing greater than the pride you feel when your Home Town Team does well.

I feel sorry for the Fans who live here locally, and consider themselves Tampa Bay Residents, but come to the Trop to cheer for teams from their "old" homes.  That actually shows their lack of commitment, and insecurity in their own lives.  They don’t know what their missing.  But, then again, I guess the "Band-Wagon" Fans have to come from somewhere.

Go Rays!!

The Heckler

3 Comments

//I feel sorry for the Fans who live here locally, and consider themselves Tampa Bay Residents, but come to the Trop to cheer for teams from their “old” homes. That actually shows their lack of commitment, and insecurity in their own lives. They don’t know what their missing. But, then again, I guess the “Band-Wagon” Fans have to come from somewhere.//

I think you misunderstand the term “bandwagon” fan. If the people you speak of changed the team they rooted for all their lives just because they moved to a city where there is another team, THAT would make them bandwagon fans.

I know many baseball fans who grew up in Boston and live elsewhere now..and it would never occur to any of them to NOT root for the Red Sox.

It isn’t a “lack of commitment” or “insecurity”, it’s called loyalty.

I agree with Cyn. I live in Milwaukee, but am a life long fan of ATL. I like the Brewers and hope they do well. Just because I live 1,200 miles from home doesn’t mean my affinity to a team changes. Just be glad people show to root for whomever so you are not at the park alone.

yeah man, you have to give credit to deep loyalty when it’s due. I’m grew up in the Boston area as well and I’d never even think of rooting for another team- especially since I moved to Brooklyn! Like heck I’m going to turn colors and root for the Mets or, God forbid, the Yankees just because I changed zip codes. Be proud of your Rays but penalize not the people who grew up with the team they love.

ps- I adore Rocco Baldelli, you’re lucky to have a player like that. And you always crack me up when I hear you during games.

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