So my best friend is a Sox fan...

Afer the last 10 days, I have decided that I need to start choosing my close friends a little better. Not because of my concern with drug addiction, alcohol abuse or disease and filth…but because I really cannot stand unintelligible comments about their team or the game. You know what I am talking about.

Perfect example of this distaste in fandom was the great 2008 Crosstown Classic Summer Series (I’ve emphasized the word summer because I strongly believe that there will be a fall classic). After the Cubs swept the Sox at Wrigley last weekend, I received countless emails of lists of why they hate Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville and Cubs fans. My response: Yea you are right, I hate going to Wrigley field and wrigleyville to watch a game…who doesn’t? I can stand enjoying a cold beverage whilst staring at beautiful babies right outside the park. I hate leaving the park and walking straight to a watering hole…I mean taking the redline / greenline to the nearest bar sounds so much better. COME ON!!! Really? we are going to keep arguing about this?

My other distaste (of many but I will only be discussing the ones that are a top my list), when they argue the calls or are so confident in the call…so long as it is in their favor. Last night I had to hear how he WAS out at first and how he DIDN’T take a swing and that there was no rule on the books about check swings…COME ON!!! Really? How come sox fans never admit there is a good play on the other side of the ball or when there is a blown call? I am the first to admit that the other team had a good hit, pitch or when there was a blown call that benefits my team…

Now I don’t use these reason to not hang out or to speak against why I hate traveling south to view a baseball game but here are a few other things I just can’t stand:
- I have attended games every year on the SS...none of which where the Cubs were playing. However, every fan there cheered "CUBS SUCK"...but wait you are playing the royals.
- Again whilst in attendance at a Sox game where the opposition was someone other than the Cubs...someone in the stands is wearing a Cubs hat and is barraged with Beer, Nuts, Insults etc.
- White sox fan beats up fellow white sox fan because he requested the other guy to stop swearing in front of his 4 year old child.
- Fan versus umpire...need I say more.
- You have mullet nights.
With that being said…my best is my best friend and he is here. I’ll deal and we’ll move on. I just don’t need anymore!
VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE STRICTLY THOSE OF ARTHUR AND DO NOT RESEMBLE THOSE OF TOWEL DRILLS OR ITS STAFF…except for days that end in Y

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