Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Team is Not Good at Winning

The Reds lost again last night. To the Nationals. The Nats have been widely derided as the worst team in the league this season. The Reds now have the same record. And it wasn't just a loss, it was a beat-down, 12-7.

Being a sports fan makes more sense when your team is winning. It's just logical: "I support and cheer for this team, because they are winners. Objectively, they are one of the best in the league." But the ridiculousness of fandom is more apparent when your team is losing. I'm not connected to the team in any concrete way, they play their home games hundreds of miles away, and they kind of suck this year. But every loss still stings, and each victory remains sweet. Reds Reds Reds!

2 comments:

DelusionalRedsFan said...

With another loss last night, it amounts to losing the series, at home, against the Nationals, to become (record-wise) the worst team in the league. If it weren't for an extremely improbable comeback in the first game (down 6-0, Reds eventually won 8-7) it would have been a sweep. Sorry you missed that one on tv, and instead watched three straight soul-crushers on your local MASN.

And if that wasn't enough, a great deal of the runs scored by the Nationals in the series were due directly to ex-Reds Felipe Lopez, Dmitri Young, and Austin Kearns.

Four games against Pittsburgh coming up next.

Christopher said...

I feel your pain.

I'm a Tokyo fan.

We love giving away games. You want one?

THE MIND IS NOT A VESSEL TO BE FILLED BUT A FIRE TO BE KINDLED