I would imagine in a world where you can watch any team from any city on a regular basis, that fans are in play regardless of who their home team is. If you grew up in Kansas City during the past two decades, why would you like the Royals? The team has been terrible and the owner makes Carl Lindner look like a beneficent saint. You've got to be a serious masochist to be a young Royals fan. Meanwhile if you've been Yankees fan during the past two decades, you got Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. You got a dynasty followed by a near dynasty. If you were a Red Sox fan during the past decade, your team won three World Series. It's a choice between joy and misery. Geography be damned, take the joy.
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Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
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"I can make all the stadiums rock."
Hopefully that DOES mean I'm casual. That way I can tell that to my girlfriend, parents, friends and customers, who are all convinced that I'm a hopeless addict.
"But...Baby! Some fella from Redszone said that I'm more of a casual fan because I'm not from Cincinnati, and actually had to DECIDE to be a Reds fan. It's not as bad as you think!"
"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn
Real Reds fans don't rest in the offseason. They stay up late sharpening their pitch forks. When Spring Training rolls in and players waltz into shape, real Reds fans have already written 9,000+ words equating Joey Votto to mid-90s light hitting first basemen regardless of what people say about sabermetric stats like runs created. When Opening Day comes, real Reds fans have already demanded the manager's resignation. After the first week of games, real Reds fans have already figured out how to get former Reds prospects back into the system to replace the team's starters. When the All Star break comes, real Reds fans break down why this could be a special Reds team but Jay Bruce's .260 average is keeping them from running away with the division. In September, real Reds fans are confronting fans of other teams who say Joey Votto isn't the favorite for MVP because Joey Votto is the best and just look at the sabermetric stats that seperate him from the pack. When the first round of the playoffs start, real Reds fans proclaim this year's Reds as the best since the Big Red Machine. When the Reds don't win the World Series, real Reds fans knew that this team was just a mirage all along. While other fans are getting ready for the next sport, real Reds fans are excusing themselves from dinner early because they have a lot of sharpening to do over the next six months.
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA
It is vital that we establish a test of Reds fan purity. Those guys who grew up outside the city limits, sorry Anderson, Delhi, Deer Park, the entire states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and maybe 7/8ths of all people who fancy themselves fans? Posers, all. You may think you like the Reds, but please, you're not worthy.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
A Real Reds Fan has the walls of his run-down tenament covered in telephotos of the players and writes volumes of fan fiction.
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
I get that non-natives become fans of out of town teams. Makes sense. Only 20 something cities have franchises. But anyone who grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, and became a Red Sox fan is just a pud.