This being Opening Day of the 2014 Baseball Season. Here are the teams whose box scores I will be regularly looking up these next several months:
Technically I am a Pirates/Phillies fan, having grown up in Philadelphia and then learned to enjoy the Pirates while living for several years in Pittsburgh’s Eastern Suburbs. While not a fair weather fan, I fluctuate as to which team I cheer for most, with no rational explanation behind it. This is not a problem, except for when they play each other. But then, I don’t lose.
Living in Virginia, the O’s and the Nationals are the teams on our cable stations. I became a fan of the O’s – or at least they became my favorite American League team – some time ago, when we spent a year living in Winchester, Virginia. The Orioles were on almost every night – O-TV. The Nationals have an exciting collection of young players, and older guys who used to play for the Phillies and/or the Piratres. While not really a fan, I enjoy watching them play from time to time. And if neither of the Pennsylvania squads can take a pennant, I guess I’d rather see the Nationals do it than anyone else.