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Without Distraction - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Without Distraction
In the end I'm sure I will be grateful that the Giants are playing so poorly that I feel hopeless in June. Right now, though, I'd like something to be the object of my sporting passion through the summer months to come. Then again, since most of my readers are not given to fandom of that sort, perhaps it's also better for De File that the future is dark with portent.

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somemonad From: somemonad Date: June 8th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm a Bears and Cubs fan; the concept of passion without an object is built into my fandom.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 9th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I suppose you have me trumped, then. Right now, of course, being a 49ers and Giants fan is even worse. But I was never a huge Niners fan.
From: thewhitaker Date: June 9th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
To you, Bertsch, and the Cubs fan who also posted: no one will ever know the pain of being a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Never. My entire childhood was ruined by Otis fucking Nixon and Barry Larkin. I still shudder to think of the Braves and Reds of the early 90's. Yikes! At least the Cubs have solid everyday players. As for the Giants, well, it is an enduring mystery. Neither team has ever had a starting center fielder named Turner Ward. Remember him? Probably not. He picked his nose and played with his balls. Sadly, he was also the last impact center fielder to play for the Pirates organization. And another thing, the Pirates don't even have a cool manager. McClendon is as stoic as a gargoyle most days--a far cry from that Wiccan High Priest Dusty Baker. Anyone need any Tiger Balm infused with Kerry Wood's piss?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 9th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I suppose the post-1992 Piratesare a depressing team to root for. Still, from a historical standpoint, they've been more successful than either the Giants or the Cubs since the Giants moved to California. As a child, when I was learning about baseball as a six and seven-your-old in eastern Pennsylvania, the Phillies were the longtime losers and the Pirates were pure evil.
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