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MARINERS: Fair-weather fans no fans at all

Letter by L. S. Daniels, Raynham, Mass. on June 15, 2010 at 10:48 am with 2 Comments »
June 15, 2010 10:48 am

As an avid baseball fanatic, I try to watch the game as much as I can, whenever I can. It doesn’t matter which team is playing, I just love to watch the game. After the World Series and during the off-season, I become depressed and withdrawn. I record games that I can’t watch during the season and avoid the results so I can watch them in the winter. I’m probably borderline insane when it comes to baseball.

I am also a fan of a certain team. It really doesn’t matter which team (no, not the Yankees!) because a fan is, according to my online thesaurus, ” . . . addict, adherent, admirer, aficionado, amateur, buff, devotee, follower, freak*, groupie, habituĂ©, hound, lover, rooter, supporter, votary, zealot.”

It seems the Seattle Mariners aren’t doing so well this season. As I have read a lot of the blogs coming out of The News Tribune, there seems to be a lot of what I call “fair weather” fans. Fans who jump on the band wagon when they’re winning but drop ‘em like a hot potato when they’re not.

Nobody likes to be associated with losers. But if you’re gonna call yourself a fan, be a fanatic and stick with your team no matter how they’re doing. Root for them to win, especially when they’re losing.

I don’t live in Washington anymore but I still wear my Mariners shirts and hat. Once a fan, always a fan!

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Roncella says:

    L. Daniels, You sound like you could also be a Chicago Cubs fan. Now there is a team that never wins anything, yet they have a huge fan base no matter how terrible their performance, year after year after year.

    I think whats beginning to turn some sour is when you hear what the players and owners make in pay and bonuses and from sponsers. Most are Multi-Millionaires and actually after only a few seasons they can retire or go on to another career and live comfortably for the rest of their lives. When you think about todays labor market and very high unemployment its no wonder some have become Fair Weather Fans….

  2. L.S. , I’m not a fan, never was. I don’t believe spending tax payer money to build stadiums for over-paid “athletes” makes alot of sense… either.

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