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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 | 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 After the World Series and during the off-season, I become depressed and withdrawn.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!

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