Maffew the fairweather fan
I caught a lot of crap from people today about my dislike for Major League Baseball. I USED to be a fan. Before the strike in 1995 occured, I was about the most passionate baseball fan you would find. I knew about Abner Doubleday, Murderer's Row, Big Six, and Shoeless Joe. I knew all the stats, World Series champs, silver sluggers, etc etc etc. I collected baseball cards, I went to games, then it just ended.
I played little league baseball for San Souci-I played first base. Growing up baseball was my life. And at 20 I turned my back on the game because it turned it's back on me. These guys I looked up to were fighting over money. It's a game but yeah it's a job. I was in college just about to start this radio chapter of my life and I said to hell with it.
I tried to get back into when McGwire and Sosa were chasing Roger Maris. It was like being a kid in 1961 when Maris and Mickey Mantle were chasing Babe Ruth's 60 homeruns in a season that he hit in 1927. I couldn't do it. I tried. On top of all that, the steroids. I was done and still am. To hell with baseball. The NFL is where it's at. I'll pull for the Braves yes and if that makes me a fairweather baseball fan then so be it. I always will stick with my teams unlike FATBOY who has switched NFL teams 4 times in 5 years.
Tickle it pissies!