Switching Allegiances

Switching Allegiances
I may have been smiling, but the Reds lost 101 games that year, and a part of my soul died.

I was smiling, but only because I didn’t know the Reds were about to lose 101 games.

Since I was a young boy, I’ve been a dedicated Cincinnati Reds fan. Unfortunately, I wasn’t old enough to witness first-hand the Big Red Machine, and my first years of truly rooting for them came in the early 80’s when they were one of the worst teams in baseball. Since then they have had 1 World Championship (1990) and a few playoff appearances (along with the dual embarrassments of Marge Schott and Pete Rose). But it appears that they will again be one of the worst teams in baseball this year, and frankly, I don’t want to back a loser.

Thus, I have decided that today is a perfect day to switch allegiances and root for new teams this year, one in the National League and one in the American League. And I’m going to back winners! No more rooting for teams that only have an outside chance of winning; I’m backing the teams that have obviously sold their collective souls to win.

Without further ado, my new teams are…

National League

Go Redbirds!

Go Redbirds!

American League

Yay Bronx Bombers!

Yay Bronx Bombers!

And, oh yeah, I’m supporting Trump now too.



  • Suzan Sammons Posted April 1, 2016 1:26 pm

    Such a cute cute cute little boy!

    • Gretchen Nelson Posted April 1, 2016 2:47 pm

      He really was. What happened? 😉

      • Eric Sammons Posted April 1, 2016 2:49 pm

        Ouch. I’m sure that was an April Fools joke, right?

        • Gretchen Nelson Posted April 1, 2016 3:23 pm

          I couldn’t resist.

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