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Postby joshyboy72 » Mon May 23, 2005 4:39 pm

Hey guys...as some of you may know I spend most of my time on the so called light side, the Football Cafe (or is that the dark side?) I get the two mixed up a lot...
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Anyway, with summer just around the corner I'll probably end up spending more time in here than the Football side...so I figure I need a team to root for. (Being able to show some homerism wouldn't hurt either ;-))

So who should be my new favorite team? (I've never really had an old one though, no baseball teams near where I live, so all my time here I've just sported random sigs)
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Postby LooseCannon » Mon May 23, 2005 4:50 pm

Root for Reyes. Go Mets
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon May 23, 2005 4:58 pm

I'd choose a team full of up and coming stars. They'll be the most exciting to watch.

Mets.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 23, 2005 5:10 pm

I think you should choose the Washington Nationals or the Rockies
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon May 23, 2005 5:16 pm

Either the Mets or the Red Sox ;-D
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Postby The Punisher » Mon May 23, 2005 5:33 pm

D Rays, theyll be awesome in a few years and you wont be accused of getting on the bandwagon if you start liking them now
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 23, 2005 5:38 pm

The Punisher wrote:D Rays, theyll be awesome in a few years and you wont be accused of getting on the bandwagon if you start liking them now


Wow you are retarded
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Postby The Punisher » Mon May 23, 2005 5:43 pm

acsguitar wrote:
The Punisher wrote:D Rays, theyll be awesome in a few years and you wont be accused of getting on the bandwagon if you start liking them now


Wow you are retarded


OK why buddy, love to see your explanation
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Postby daullaz » Mon May 23, 2005 6:03 pm

Leaving my favorite two teams aside, I would tell you to root for the Minnesota Twins.

They play in what usually amounts to an ultra-competitive division where 4 of the 5 teams stay competitive most of the year.

They have a solid nucleus of young position players and play a throwback brand of baseball not dependant on the long ball that many saw as a better game. That nucleus would include Jason Kubel but for a season-ending injury early on, but next year he will make the team younger and better by taking an OF spot.

They have a dominant ace that you look forward to watching get the ball every 5th day. You know in 20 years you'll be talking about him to your kids or grandkids.

They have a very deep farm system that allows you to see some of the best prospects in the league.

And, unless something's changed, they are still a small-market team, and everyone loves the underdog.

Since I have no AL-team to root for, I usually root for the Twins, because of the reasons stated above. I also think they have a legitimate shot at a championship within the next couple years, maybe even this year.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon May 23, 2005 7:12 pm

daullaz wrote:Leaving my favorite two teams aside, I would tell you to root for the Minnesota Twins.

They play in what usually amounts to an ultra-competitive division where 4 of the 5 teams stay competitive most of the year.

They have a solid nucleus of young position players and play a throwback brand of baseball not dependant on the long ball that many saw as a better game. That nucleus would include Jason Kubel but for a season-ending injury early on, but next year he will make the team younger and better by taking an OF spot.

They have a dominant ace that you look forward to watching get the ball every 5th day. You know in 20 years you'll be talking about him to your kids or grandkids.

They have a very deep farm system that allows you to see some of the best prospects in the league.

And, unless something's changed, they are still a small-market team, and everyone loves the underdog.

Since I have no AL-team to root for, I usually root for the Twins, because of the reasons stated above. I also think they have a legitimate shot at a championship within the next couple years, maybe even this year.


Damn dude. Good post. I'm an A's fan and you about converted me. Well not really. Good argument why a new fan should like the Twins though.

I'd say dont be an A's fan like me. Your heart will get broken bye a playoff choke every time they make it there. You will only get to see about 1-3 of the good players the team develops get re-signed.
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