Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And Another Thing...

...you know what I really HATE? I hate having others define for me, you or anyone the manner of our fandom.

For example, I'm on a message board today talking about why I am so down on this current Mets team, and what I get is (from someone I'm not even talking to, mind you), anyway, what I get is "those are not good reasons."

Well la de da, like I care. Look, I don't mean to be rude or mean or anything, but you know what? I don't need or want anyone's approval or disapproval or whatever when it comes to how I will exercise my fandom, thank you very much. I've been a Mets fan for 38+ years now, and you know what? I think I am entitled to be whatever kind of fan I want to be, whether or not anyone likes it.

And you know what, folks? I think you are too.

I'm sick and tired of seeing, on blogs and message boards all over, people being told by others that if they don't rah rah rah root root root for their team at all costs, avoiding negative comments or negative expressions, booyah booyah sis boom bah let's go team rah rah rah, that that person is somehow deficient in his or her fandom. May I ask, politely, who died and left them boss, huh?

You know what I think? I think blindly rooting for a team that has shown pretty consistently over the past year that it's fairly disinterested, lackadaisical, lazy, has umpteen clubhouse issues, is as interesting to watch as is grass growing, is not entertaining and otherwise pretty much says "fuck you" to the fan on a daily basis is, well....illustrated in the picture opposite this post.

THAT'S what I think.

Look, you wanna be a rah rah sis boom bah go team go blindly manic positive fan, that's fine, you go for it. That's your right. But it's my right, and anybody's right, to go the other way, so to speak.

So can it, willya?

That's all. Carry on.....


Rickey Henderson said...

The way Rickey looks at it, it is his god-given right to whine and complain about the Mets (and life in general for that matter). This isn't a team that's known for making things easy on its fanbase so why should we be all gumdrops and lollipops?

Deb said...

I agree with Rickey, and thank Rickey for Rickey's, uh, support, lol. Rickey's observations about this team are right on, and I like the way Rickey thinks. :)

GaryG said...

Deb, don't hold it in LOL. I mean let us know what you REALLY think.

Deb said...

Sure, that's right, Gary, go ahead and TELL ME WHAT TO DO... just go ahead.... lol hee hee hee :).

Holding it in is simply almost never an option for me, boyo :).

rob karter said...


Who put water in your Frosted Flakes this morning Debs???


Deb said...

That was YESTERDAY, Rob - YESTERDAY, you're a day behind! lol

How ya be?

Rickey Henderson said...

Sweet fancy moses, was that a Steve Sommers quote? Rickey welcomes to the RwR blogroll Deb.

Deb said...

Gracias, Rickey, and I hope to Ride With Rickey often, as I hope Rickey rides with me!

And I hope Rickey, and everyone not named Rickey, has a great holiday weekend!