So I'm a new fan of the sport who's trying to get into baseball this year. I know here in Chicago we have two teams, one on the North side and one on the South side. I always used to pass by the Sox ballpark as a kid cause I went on a lot of drives deep into the Southside and I'd always see it driving in the expressway. I feel stupid that as a kid I thought it was the Cubs ballpark because that was the team I was exposed to/first heard of, I only just realized a week ago that I've been passing by the Sox ballpark all this time 😂
There's a reason why I'm suddenly thinking about if I should be rooting for the Sox over the Cubs (I mean, maybe you can root for both, but I don't know). For one, I'm not a fan of Marquee, I hate that it's a thing, I hate the horrible app, I hate that the Cubs moved off CSN/NBCSCH in general. Two, I actually caught more Sox games on TV than I did the Cubs, coming back home to WGN I would have their games in the background while I did my schoolwork. I don't know who the guy was that did play-by-play but he was like "put em on the boardddddddddddddd yes!" He had a really cool voice but I know the new guy is different, he does Bulls games too so I'm familiar with him. Either way, I caught more Sox games than I did the Cubs growing up. And three, the colors.. lol I know it sounds stupid but black, gray, white, with the alt red/navy blue? I love that, my favorite colors are dark ones so.. yeah. And I'm a lot more familiar with the former players on the team than I am with the Cubs, but I don't think I know anyone currently.
But the most important thing probably, is the teams direction. Apparently this team is supposed to be the better Chicago baseball team for a good while, it's very young, could win the division this year, and is a dark horse to win it all. The Cubs meanwhile I hear are looking to get rid of all their good players and rebuild, which sucks to hear. I caught their WS win on TV but I didn't even watch until the 7th game, and didn't even care too much tht next day, just happy I got to see one team from Chicago win a championship got myself. I don't feel as connected to the Cubs even though I live closer to them and was exposed to them first because I did watch more Sox games, drove past the stadium countless times, and this year the Sox are supposed to be a lot better.
I don't know where I'm going with this, as I type this out I realize I may actually be a Sox fan lol. I don't know if I'll be accepted here cause it'll... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I was WL’d post interview by Ohio State in 18-19 and it proper gutted me. I seriously struggled to be a fan of their football team the past couple of seasons, and I had an OSU pennant on my wall since like 5 years old and have been a ton of their games. Since they’re now done with interviews and they didn’t even interview me this round, I just can’t even stomach the idea of rooting for them anymore. I know sports are silly but like anyone else feel this way lol
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