Sure we root for a HR or an RBI or a save or something....that's the easy part. Something cut and dry that is easy to comprehend.
But that's not all we root for...we twistedly root for the game to cater to our players and our needs.
How about seeing your guy third up in an inning and rooting for an RBI opportunity. So the first guy up singles - yes! And the next guy doubles - yes! Second and third with none ou.....uh oh. Then the frustration of watching your guy get intentionally walked.
Or how about your closer's team being up by five in the eighth. You celebrate when the set-up guy gives up a three-run double, but then stare in disbelief as they follow that up with a 2-run shot. Then your closer pitches the 9th sending it to extras. You just pray for some way his team can push a run across to salvage something from the missed save opportunity.
Anybody got another one? Just looking for another twisted way to watch the game.