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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

On Admitting To Mistakes - Part 2


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41 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Most National League Pennants

2nd to the Yankees in World Series victories.

10:49 AM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous diehard cubs fan said...

Tied in World Series game victories with Chicago Cubs over past 20 years.

10:51 AM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Don Denkinger said...

Always play fair.
Go Royals.

10:57 AM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Flipflop said...

Go Cubs, I mean White Sox, I mean Braves, I mean Red Sox, I mean Yankees, I mean Astros, I mean Cardinals...I mean TBA. Is there a doctor in the house?

2:26 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous curious george said...

I can't wait to see who he backs in this year's NFL campaign, since the Pats suck.

2:27 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I struggle with the same issues. I lived my entire life as a fan of the Cubs, then moved to Arizona and became a Diamondbacks fan. Then, that dreamy Johnny Damon came along and disrupted my life. I still don't like the Red Sox, but I am a huge fan of Johnnny Damon's mullet.

2:46 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

I suspect you - like me - were tempted to the Diamondback (dark) side around the same time they were winning the World Series?

Now who do you like, Fairweather??

2:51 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

The more I think about it, the less it really matters to me.

The way players change teams and teams trade players in this day and age is revolting to me. Your comment regarding the Diamondbacks has somehow crept under my skin and put me onto this rant.

Yes, I was a D-Back fan when they were winning the World Series and defeating the Yankees and I would like to be now. But Randy Johnson left (he had a good mullet periodically) and Schilling left, and Finley left, etc. How can you maintain loyalty under these conditions??

Those of you taunting Garrett for changing bandwagons repeatedly should cease immediately. His blatant flip-floppery is no reflection of his character but is actually a pointed statement about free-agency and the lack of team loyalty in MLB.

I blame Rosenblatt.

3:04 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

Now we are getting to the heart of the matter. Good show, Flamingo1 (a/k/a gnome-lover). Although you have totally overlooked the most important point.

For me, being a successful sports fan is like investing generally. You will do better, in the long run, if you invest your time and support in something successful.

Any person who, season after miserable season, continues to invest their allegiance in a long-losing franchise deserves what they get -- a life of disappointment and misery. Just as any person who invests their money in an industrial enterprise that is destined for more losses than profits over the long run deserves what they get -- poor investment returns.

In short, a "fan" who transfers his support from team to team as one team's star rises and the prior team's fortunes decline is simply an intelligent investor.

Of course, as in the world of financial investing, those stubborn fools clinging to the hope that the Cubs will someday again win the World Series are akin to those bankrupt investors in the 1920s and 1930s, desperately holding their stock certificates to their breast in the hope that the automobile (i.e., the Yankees) were a passing fad and that an anachronism like horse-travel would once again be the dominant mode of transport.

They're just jealous.

Misery may love company, but happy people tend to spend their time on yachts, brandishing their championship banners of whatever stripe is the color of the day, not huddled over an ancient pot-bellied stove in the basement pining for the glories of last century.

3:13 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing twice in one day is the problem. No players were traded, he changed to the team that won. Disgusting.

3:27 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous wave of the future said...

day-trader was a revered occupation in late 1990s.

come on, man.
get on board.
this is how it is now.

3:30 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Cubs. That's it.

3:31 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

Garrett is the "day trader" of MLB fandom.

3:31 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

MLB wants you to day trade your allegiance. Don't you understand that? Increased merchandising opportunities. Do you know how expensive it is to buy all these team-specific jerseys, hats, pennants, drink coolers, and lawn chairs. You should see my e-bay store.

3:33 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should just buy 30 hats, one for each team, and wear the hat of the team that wins that day.

3:33 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loyalty is dead? What's next monogamy?

3:36 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous dead sea scroll scholar said...

What is monogamy?

3:47 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

Try watching a NASCAR race using the "Garrett System."

I suggest growing a mullet first.

3:52 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

I think it says something about our civilization that this is the first post on this blog where the comments have stayed on topic throughout. The wound from the burr in the sock of our greatness has become infected. It is only a matter of time before the nascent deflationary depression crushes our collective hopes and dreams like a windshield to a june bug.

More on that in an upcoming post.

Stay tuned, sports fans.

3:53 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

That'll attract em like buzzards to a gut wagon.

3:55 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

I don't think you understood that expression, flamingo. Buzzards like guts. Humans generally don't like bad news. Even when it's true.

3:58 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

You have fallen into the sarchasm...which is, of course, the gap between the guy being sarcastic (me, in this instance) and the guy that misses the point of the sarcastic comment (aka -you).

4:03 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Bill Brasky!!

4:04 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

There's no room for sarcasm on this blog, Flamingo. This blog is for seekers of truth. It is a place of truth. You scoundrel.

4:19 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous This Love said...

You guys need to get laid.

4:23 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Dimas High School footbal RULES!

4:24 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doctor said...

Go Colts.

4:25 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

Monogamy.
How can one create maps of polynesian island chains on the same canvas? It is absurd.

4:26 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doctor said...

I also like USC

4:27 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You volunteering this love? I like the "cubies".

4:28 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doctor said...

I always have. Ever since I went to undergrad there.

I got more play than nintendo there too.

4:28 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doc said...

I voted for Bush

4:29 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous This love said...

I only date men in Chicago.
Get real.

4:30 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said anything about a date? I just want to get laid!!!!

4:34 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous this love said...

I don't know why I bother.
You all are disgusting.

4:36 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous doctor said...

get to know me!

4:37 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a yeast problem.

4:41 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doctor said...

AWY1, conquering Avain Flu in a location near you.

4:43 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, this love, call me. We'll have lunch.

4:46 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous Doctor said...

I'm very important. People know me.

4:55 PM, October 18, 2005  
Anonymous doctor said...

I'm sort of a big deal.

4:55 PM, October 18, 2005  

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