I decided to play a little game today. I would put my iTunes on shuffle and unless it came up with a Christmas song or a Les Mis song or a Veggie Tales song or something equally as strange I would relate the song to baseball. No matter what. I will probably play this game a lot now that I have thought of it. It should e a fun activity when I am bored which happens often especially when it is rainy and gross outside like today.
This describes the trials of cheering for a team with a long championship drought (Cubs, Indians, etc.). Indians fans long for another time like the 1940’s and 50’s and 90’s when the team was really good. Cubs fans yearn for another team because frankly they haven’t really been good for awhile. I know they make it to the playoffs but they choke. That’s no fun. However as much as fans get sick of their team’s losing ways they still come back. I have experienced this with the Indians. Last year was awful. Do I love them less? No. I came back.
This is about baseball in general. How many times can this game break before it shatters completely? My guess? Infinitely many times. Baseball will never die. People have to give it a break as the song says and give it time and it will fix itself as it has in the past.
Even though baseball is still going through some tough times fans keep getting pushed back to it.
This is what my insane friends and probably many other fans’ insane friends say to them about baseball. My friends insist that I should stop caring about baseball because it is broken, but…
We already determined that baseball will never die. Right now many people feel that baseball is a game of fakers and cheaters. If baseball fans spend their time thinking about these trials they will just be wasting their time. They know they will still love the game no matter what.
Again baseball fans always turn around and come back to baseball and their team no matter what. As painful as it can be to watch your team lose or your favorite player mess up their life with drugs or bad choices you come back. In the end, you have to. Baseball is a part of we are as fans and we cannot just throw away a part of ourselves.