Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I cannot help but notice that Oriole fan is still having trouble removing the dagger that was jammed in their backs last month. I have a feeling that dagger will be Arthur’s sword in the stone for the next 8 years. But at least there are some pieces of good news:
First, our very own Dews went on a drunken bender the day Mark Teixeira turned his back on the city of his birth and purchased a plethora of anti-Tex sites (All of which link back to this very blog and are quite funny).
Second, his wife, Leigh, appears to have studied baseballs most notable bitch of a wife, Anna Benson. According to Marky Mark, his wife is solely responsible for his decision to accept the Yankee deal. Apparently she made the decision for him. Its only a matter of time until she either sleeps with Arod or gets the herpes from Derek Jeter.
And finally, Mark Teixeira, a Baltimore native, was NEVER an Oriole’s fan growing up, he was a Yankee guy. Yes, “that guy who wore a Yankee hat to Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards, B-more native". This guy is my age, grew up in Baltimore, and was blessed to have witnessed one of the greatest players in history dawn his cities colors, play shortstop like a legend, and represent the city like a stand up guy. It would be like Willie Mays wearing a Dodgers hat at a Giants game or Dennis Eckersley shaking hands with Kirt Gibson. Think of how Cleveland fan felt when they saw their hero, LeBron James wearing a Yankee hat at a Cleveland Indians game. Outrage!!!
Call me a baseball purist, but fan loyalty and the city of your birth (or in my case, my very early youth) are intertwined. Dews is an O’s fan because he spent his childhood summer years in the beltway, Gonzo and myself are from Central/Northern Cali, Dewey a New Englander, Noodle and Miss Cleveland Park are Beltway natives, CityCat an Ohioan,SDFan, well, from San Diego, and our LSWTF virgin, PerdueChick, a Perdue resident who went to Indiana University and is still a Perdue fan (Still dont get that, but gotta bust your chops at least one more time).
What do we all have in common?? We are hometown sports fans and are die hard passionate about our teams. I cannot help but ask myself where did Tex go wrong? Was it all about the money?? And more important, should he wear body armor to every road game in B-more??