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OUReds
04-20-2008, 10:48 PM
and something strikes me. Chase Utley is an absolute stud.

I really like the Phillies, and have since last year's Colorado rain out episode. They have players on the team that are easy to root for. I was pretty bummed with their early playoff exit last year.

Anyone else have another team they root for, or am I betraying my beloved Reds?

NorrisHopper30
04-20-2008, 11:10 PM
The other teams I root for are because of players I like

Tampa Bay Rays (Crawford, Upton)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Upton)
Florida Marlins (Hanley, Maybin)

HeatherC1212
04-20-2008, 11:32 PM
I'm a big Orioles fan (mainly for Brian Roberts, Jeremy Guthrie, and Nick Markakis) and I also follow the Angels and have since 2002 when they shocked everyone by winning the World Series. That team isn't the same one anymore although John Lackey and K-Rod are two of my fave guys still with them now. I still enjoy watching them play and went to see them when they played the Reds last year. They're just a great ball club and I really like Mike Scoscia too. I think he's an amazing manager and he always puts together good solid teams.

mole44
04-21-2008, 12:28 AM
Philadelphia, pretty good team, terrible city.

JBChance
04-21-2008, 01:04 AM
I'm a closet Indians fan.

Where I live, Pittsburg (yuck) and Cleveland get about equal play. It's like Hell for a Reds/ Bengals fan. My friends do all like the Buckeyes, though.

The Indians kind of grew on me in the last few years (like a fungus?). I'm not sure exactly why. They have had some exciting younger players. I did see Sabathia pitch in a minor league game, too.

They are having similar offensive problems to us. I watched them play the Twins today. They can't score.

TheOnlyRedsFan
04-21-2008, 01:19 AM
i am probably as huge as it gets for the Reds

i do watch all the other teams as well. i find it hard to dislike other teams because players move around so much, you find former Reds on almost every team

AccordinglyReds
04-21-2008, 01:22 AM
Mariners
Rockies
Marlins

Never root against the Reds. That'd be shameful. :)

mroby85
04-21-2008, 01:35 AM
I root for only the reds during the season, and then usually adopt a playoff team every season since the reds haven't made it often. The adopt a team i usually don't care so much about,during the season i root for whoever is playing the central division teams.

Grounds_Crew
04-21-2008, 10:48 AM
I love watching the Mets play because of three players...

Wright
Reyes
Beltran

Wright and Reyes are two of my favorite players in the game today.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2008, 11:50 AM
I root for only the reds during the season, and then usually adopt a playoff team every season since the reds haven't made it often. The adopt a team i usually don't care so much about,during the season i root for whoever is playing the central division teams.

That's kind of how I became an Angels fan. I was watching them in the playoffs back in '02 and I loved their spunk and fire, especially when they thumped on the Yankees. I started following Colorado a bit during the playoffs last year for the same reason. I really like Matt Holliday. :)

I never root against the Reds. I think that's sacriligious or something, LOL :lol:

OUReds
04-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Just for the record, I also would NEVER root aginst the Reds :)

I take my philisophical musings on fanhood seriously. 10 years ago I stopped participating in fantasy baseball because I found myself occasionally, in meaningless games, rooting for one of my players to have a good game against the Reds.

I couldn't handle the guilt.

RSNtransplant
04-21-2008, 06:40 PM
I never root against any team, just for my team, which is Red Sox, but since I moved to Cincy, Reds have been my #2 team. I'll be rooting for Reds 159 games this year. B/t the two teams and player movement there is bound to be a former on any team that is playing.

Like the Phillies for their players. Utley/Rollins/Victorino and Hamels are all exceptional to watch. A's and Braves for players in the past plus Beane, Schuerholz and Cox deserve some dues for their success. Even have to give props to "the Boss" for doing whatever he can to win, despite the Sox/Yanks rivalry.