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masoo From: masoo Date: October 26th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is a lovely post, and it points to one of your finest qualities. You look forward to the upcoming series, and wish you could watch the games with your dad, even though you'll be rooting for different teams. I'm able to distance myself only if I don't have a specific rooting interest ... otherwise, the partisan in me prevents my reaching across the line to fans of the opposition (there's a reason I was at the "earthquake game" with my sister's partner, a Giants fan, and not my sister, the A's fan). You're going to have a great Series! I hope your Phillies triumph, with apologies to your dad :-).
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 26th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks, Steven, for the very thoughtful response. You know, I think that our periodic debates about stathead rationality vs. a belief in romantic intangibles are as much a reflection of the different ways we watch sports as anything else. I don't have much trouble watching a game with fans of my team's opponent, which leads me to pursue the romantic in my take on the game itself. That said, I'll be rooting hard against the Yankees, even if I reserve a little tolerance for the 1996ers on the team and C.C. from V-Town.
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