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10/2/2004 c1 34Forest Passant
Rule 11: Expensive fishing lure? That's one I've never heard... Warped Tour prostitute, yes, but... expensive fishing lure? hee hee.
Anyways, I laughed, even though I've been to a baseball game once in my life.
And now I'm gonna go review your piece on the debate, assuming my computer works.
9/7/2004 c1 4John Stein PhD
HELL YEAH! Bostons never gonna win a series again b/c of their big screw up with Ruth. i read somewhere that a Red Sock smacked some kid in the face when he hit a homerun, and that kid lives where Ruth used to. They got no chance
6/25/2004 c1 38txredhedxt
DUDE!...i read ur profile and I've got 3 words for you: I LOVE YOU!...how many democrats can mass on one site?...i mean, seriously, have you been over to the political poems section?...Oh ya, and before I forget, I have to disagree with you. THE ASTROS 4eva &4always. Even though they're killin' me right now...just off a 4 game losin streak last week...lol...iono..its this whole hometown pride thing...just cain't get rid of it...lol...besides, Biggio is so hot...:)...u ever been 2 H-town?...newayz...lookin' 4ward to more stuff 4um u soon...l8rz
4/29/2004 c1 121Seeker of the Way
HI, I just wanted you to know I read this. It is good to get your feelings and thoughts down on paper instead of following rude people to their cars and keying their doors, or whatever (dumb example, sorry it is at the end of the day at work!)
Also there is some some thoughts here that people should see. I HATE that more people do not use common sense. It is hard to deal with these idiots without judging them. Too mnay are trapped by their own minds and are too selfish to be empathetic to other people. I am empathetic myself and respect other people's views, but I still get miffed by ignorant people who use nonsensical insults to get by with their lives - like on our roads!
3/23/2004 c1 220Namir Swiftpaw
I agree with this, totally. I loved going to baseball games when I lived by Philly, and I wish I were able to go to them now (but Vermont doesn't have a team, and I am too far away [and too poor] to buy tickets for the Red Sox, and I don't like them anyway...:P). It's extremely annoying when people who are not there to enjoy the game are just...ugh.

...heh. I was such a silly child...I wrote a letter to Lenny Dykstra when I was 5, wishing that he got better...and he actually wrote me back. I wish I still had that letter...but I am not sure what became of it. And the Philly Phanatic held me up to the camera when I was about 5, as well...*le sigh* Man, do I miss baseball.

...sorry for rambling in your review page...yeah. I agree, totally.

~Namir Swiftpaw
12/30/2003 c1 7vanderhall
I loved this! And it's all quite true. Am I correct in asuming that some (if not all...) of this goes to the people down there in Miami who are "fans" of the current World Series Champions? heh, sorry, I kind of detest the Marlins...I'm a Yankee girl through and through...
Anyway, this was great!
12/16/2003 c1 10James Jago
Minor variants of this can and should apply to every spectator sport on Earth. Can I suggest another rule, please? 'It is generally regarded as unsporting to attempt to demolish the stadium or surrounding town at the conclusion of away games, regardless of their outcome.' Millwall fans take note! (British in-joke; Millwall are a football club who are noted for the tendency of their fans to employ violence to redress the indignity of defeat).
8/13/2003 c1 Mbwun
I agree wholeheartedly, except for Rule 5. Now, I'm a Washingtonian (as in the state, not the significantly more famous city), and I just love getting my Ivars fish and chips before watching the Mariners screw up royally (and don't get me wrong-I love those guys. It's just that they suck). Also, there is an exception to Rule 7-if your team is down by six runs and can't hit the ball to save their lives, there is a good chance they will lose UNLESS! they are playing the Seattle Mariners, whereupon the odds are even. If they have a semi-decent hitting team, and are down by six, and are playing the Seattle Mariners, there is a damned good chance they will win.

But besides that, well written. There should be a specific area for drunken assholes at all sporting events-but especially baseball games. And shame on any 15+-year-old who keeps a ball when there's a perfectly good kid sitting nearby!

~He Who Walks on All Fours
8/12/2003 c1 8S. T. Lawrence

I'm sorry, I don't normally like to write on my own review board, but I have to. Two words buddy: Bambino Curse. Navy blue pinstripes is the color of my blood and I think the Bronx is my Graceland. The Red Sox will NEVER win the world series and it's all because your owner YEARS ago sold off one of the best players in baseball. Buckner buddy. The Yankee are and have always been the greatest team in the history of the game. I have agreed with you on many things, but this one you are COMPLETELY WRONG! LOL...ttyl...I am working on your response for "Understanding our Military" as we speak. Later

8/12/2003 c1 Raekwon the Kid
I like this piece; it's nice to read something that isn't so serious for a change ^_^. The only rule I would dispute is Rule 14; what about if you live in Detroit or St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)? It's not the fan's fault that the teams suck. I like baseball, and I'm a big Braves fan (we got the pitching AND the hitting this year; can you say "World Series"?) and I agree with your other rules.

I wouldn't say that it's the best sport around, though, as basketball and football do better. I'm thinking of doing a Venting Session on why baseball's popularity has declined, and I have some pretty good theories as to why.


Please. Everyone knows that the Red Sox fall apart this time of the year. And the Yankees always beat them up, too. Damn that curse...

8/12/2003 c1 8HNMN Commander for the Right
Between this and "Understanding Your Military" you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I'm a Red Sox's fan. And from someone who seems to know their baseball, you have to appreciate their history. I was born in Boston, and no matter where in the world I go I will be a Red Sox fan.

Now a few comments on some your rules. First rule four. THIS RULE SHOULD BE ETCHED INTO STONE AND PLACED AT EVERY ENTRANCE OF EVERY BALLPARK. True story: I was at a game a couple weeks ago and there were two ladies probably in their late 40's at the game. One asked the other how they decided who hit first and the other said the have a COIN TOSS! Why can't people just say, "I don't know."

Rule 5: You can't go to Fenway without having a Fenway Frank (hopefully I'll be eating them in October this year). I don't know where your from, but if your a baseball fan you need to take a trip to Fenway Park to see a game sometime before it is taken down (which with the new ownership looks like it will be a while, and I think that's a good thing).

Rule 7: I can't help myself on holding out hope until the end of the game. I don't understand how people get up and walk out in the 8th. Or even worse is the people that leave in the Bottom of the 9th with two outs! I know their trying to beat traffic, but how far are they gonna get really? That's the beauty of baseball. There's no clock, and its not over 'till the third out is recorded.

Rule 8: I realize that there is no need for a physical fight. But its just so much fun to taunt a Yankees fan sitting in the bleachers of Fenway Park. Sorry, I can't help myself sometimes.

Rule 12: The "Sunday Crowd" as those crowds that you refer to are often called, irritate me to no end. Even if I'm just watching the game at home.

Rule 13: As a Little League umpire, I wish people would not argue balls and strikes. It's just stupid to think you have a better view of the pitch from the stands than I do from right behind the catcher.

All right that's it. Sorry I took up so much room, just had to say all of that.



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