Well, He11, after watching the Tides defeat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees last night I realized the impossibility of ignoring the Orioles, the parent club of my Norfolk Tides.
There is a part of me that envies fans who live in the same city their entire lives and get to root for one team from birth. I suppose this is the classic American story: very few of us really have roots anymore.
On the other hand, the grass is always greener in the other ballpark, and in a sense I’m blessed. I have experienced the great variety this land of ours has to offer. I have at one time or another been a Giants fan, a Yankees fan, a Red Sox fan, a Cubs fan, a Rangers fan and a Mets fan, and enjoyed every minute of it. I suppose I am fortunate to have not one but two major league teams within an hour of each other.
One should have an AL team and an NL team I’ve always said. It’s not like these two teams are likely to ever meet in the World Series. So I suppose rather than a Nats fan or an O’s fan, I could be more properly called a Chesapeake fan, property of MASN, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
Thanks, Peter Angelos.