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    Second Favorite Team?

    If you all are like me, you probably have a second MLB team that you take an interest in for some reason or another. For me, it's the Boston Red Sox. My sister got me hooked when she moved up there, and I really enjoyed their World Series year because she would call me from Fenway after the games ended and give me the details. Maybe it's because I saw a team get my baseball hating sister hooked on my sport, but I fell in love with that team. I watch them on Extra Innings when Cincinnati isn't on and get as much info as I can from the internet. They'll never touch the Reds in my heart, but I do own a Red Sox t-shirt, a Ted Williams jersey and some memorabilia.

    So what other team in MLB do you follow, if any? Why do you like them, or if you can't cheer for anyone else, why not?

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    I tend to root not for one specific other team, but for a few. I like to see the small-market teams like Oakland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and others win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    I tend to root not for one specific other team, but for a few. I like to see the small-market teams like Oakland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and others win.
    Same here. I like Oakland in particular. I've started following the Rockies the last several years as well. I'm living here, I might as well learn to love them!

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    Re: Second Favorite Team?

    You need to leave the board now.



    Kidding.

    I have, on occasion, rooted for another team strictly for apparel reasons. Like I used to love the supposedly offensive indian on he Indians old hats. So I didn't cheer for them really, but I did have a hat. I also did almost buy a Red Sox cap once for a similar reason.

    I have never ever followed another team. Sure I've chosed sides in the World Series, or even just wathcing a regular season game on TV though.

    No second favorites in baseball of which to speak.

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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
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    The Reds are my favorite team. I was born here, I've always followed them. The Yankees are right there with them though. I've followed them since I was a kid. Back then, I'd never heard of a big market or a small market. I loved the way Rickey Henderson looked when he was taking his lead from first. I knew that Steinbrenner had some unhealthy negative energy towards "Mr. May". I always wondered how Don Mattingly would stack up against the all-time greats. I hoped Guidry had a couple more years left in the tank. If he did, the Yankees might finish better than 2nd. I don't think there was a Yankees bandwagon between the Bronx Zoo days and the teams of the mid-late 90's, but that's when I became a fan. Those teams didn't do a whole lot, but I just loved the players. I got sucked in, and haven't let go since.
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    Re: Second Favorite Team?

    MY AL team is the Indians.........Going to see Jacobs Field at some point this year........how far drive is it from Cincy to Cleveland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyred
    MY AL team is the Indians.........Going to see Jacobs Field at some point this year........how far drive is it from Cincy to Cleveland?
    Right around 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyred
    MY AL team is the Indians.........Going to see Jacobs Field at some point this year........how far drive is it from Cincy to Cleveland?
    About 240 miles, give or take a few.

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    All I can think of when I see that picture is "Deeeee-troit!"

    I root for the Reds and the Yankees. I love them equally; my heart is split right down the middle. This is not as painful as it sounds.

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    BTW I don't "root" for the Tigers, nor do I really follow them. But they are my first love, something that is just always going to be with me.

    Better than a tattoo IMO

    BTW that's Cardinals coach Dave Duncan with the flowing locks, when he was on the Indians (the team with the offensive (and my indian friend concurs) logo)
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    I'm an all-Reds guy, it's not as painful as it sounds,

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    I'm a closet Tribe fan.

    I went to school at Kent St. and went to a bunch of Tribe games when I was in college. My in-laws live near Cleveland and my father in law and my brother in law and I will go to Tribe games occasionally when I go to visit. I like watching AL ball.
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    Re: Second Favorite Team?

    Though nobody comes close to the Reds, I suppose the Twins are my #2. I went to high school in the Minneapolis burbs so I got to following them then.
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    Tampa Bay Deviled Eggs.

    Hands down.
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