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(Kansas.com)   Burning all of your Chicago Cubs gear because your kid was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals? Book it. Done   (kansas.com) divider line 17
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2011-06-10 09:36:04 AM
At least he has a chance to see his team win a world series now.

He should have donated his gear to homeless shelters though instead of burning it.

Bums dig the Cubs and vice versa.
 
2011-06-10 09:38:30 AM
So is he gonna do this every time his kid changes organizations? It's pretty common for prospects to get shuffled around between teams. It'd be hilarious if he got shipped to the Cubs.
 
2011-06-10 10:01:41 AM

I am Ahab: So is he gonna do this every time his kid changes organizations? It's pretty common for prospects to get shuffled around between teams. It'd be hilarious if he got shipped to the Cubs.


And then three months later to the White Sox
 
2011-06-10 10:18:19 AM

I am Ahab: So is he gonna do this every time his kid changes organizations? It's pretty common for prospects to get shuffled around between teams. It'd be hilarious if he got shipped to the Cubs.


That was my first thought too. If his kid is lucky enough to make it to the show, he's just as likely to do it for a team other than the Cardinals as with them.

That said, this is the only reason where it's acceptable to switch allegiances to your hated nemesis. I think he saw his shot and took it. Life as a Cubs fan must be hellish.
 
2011-06-10 10:22:57 AM
Like most Cubs fans, Martini cusses the name "Steve Bartman"

www.blisteredthumbs.net

Stupid Cardinals fans. They don't know shiat.
 
2011-06-10 10:25:06 AM
The kids chances of actually making it to the bigs are astronomical. Keep living through your son Dad.
 
2011-06-10 10:31:14 AM

i_dig_chicks: The kids chances of actually making it to the bigs are astronomical. Keep living through your son Dad.


The kid is probably pretty good though.

Otherwise the Cubs woulda drafted him.
 
2011-06-10 10:31:26 AM
Like most Cubs fans, Martini cusses the name "Steve Bartman"

Yeah, I don't know any Cubs fans that do. More like A-Gon and Kyle "bleeping" Farnsworth.
 
2011-06-10 11:06:17 AM

Pyro Messiah: That said, this is the only reason where it's acceptable to switch allegiances to your hated nemesis. I think he saw his shot and took it. Life as a Cubs fan must be hellish.


Not just acceptable. It's virtually mandatory. It doesn't matter what team you've rooted for your entire life. If your kid makes it into pro ball, you're now a fan of whatever team he's on. The end. At that point, you don't pick your team. Your team picks you.

I mean, the alternative is rooting against your own kid.
 
2011-06-10 11:09:12 AM
Okay, one caveat: if YOU were in pro ball, you're a fan of one of the teams you were on. Your pick of which team. That overrides everything else. (We'll call that the Archie Manning Corrollary.)
 
2011-06-10 11:22:49 AM

Gosling: Pyro Messiah: That said, this is the only reason where it's acceptable to switch allegiances to your hated nemesis. I think he saw his shot and took it. Life as a Cubs fan must be hellish.

Not just acceptable. It's virtually mandatory. It doesn't matter what team you've rooted for your entire life. If your kid makes it into pro ball, you're now a fan of whatever team he's on. The end. At that point, you don't pick your team. Your team picks you.

I mean, the alternative is rooting against your own kid.


Oh god, the thought of having to become a Pats fan if my kid is a football freak makes me nauseous.
 
2011-06-10 11:26:57 AM
One less fairweather cubs fan, in my opinion. Good Riddance.
 
2011-06-10 11:42:20 AM

Pyro Messiah: Life as a Cubs fan must be hellish.


Yes it's so terrible there are hardly any Cubs fans.
 
2011-06-10 12:06:17 PM
FTA: "You don't get any more Cubs crazy than Scott Martini, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake, Ill., and calls Mark Grace his favorite Cub."

Proof that he's just trolling to gain approval with St Louis fans.
 
2011-06-10 12:15:41 PM

Gosling: Not just acceptable. It's virtually mandatory. It doesn't matter what team you've rooted for your entire life. If your kid makes it into pro ball, you're now a fan of whatever team he's on. The end. At that point, you don't pick your team. Your team picks you.

I mean, the alternative is rooting against your own kid.


You can still cheer for your home team, unless they happen to play against your kid. And the kid isn't on the cardinals, and chances are he will never be on the cardinals, he is just in their organization.

He may just be greatful to the cardninals organization for drafting his kid.
 
2011-06-10 01:56:31 PM
I'm glad my kids will likely be too small or unathletic for this dilemma to ever present itself to me. I don't think I could bear the thought of rooting for the Dodgers.
 
2011-06-10 02:27:36 PM
I've wondered what my dad's reaction would be if I got drafted by the Cubs. (We are all Cardinals fans in this family.) I'm sure he would be thrilled for me, but he wouldn't switch favorite teams. He'd probably die of a heart attack if the Cardinals chose me. But anyways, now I'm 27 and haven't played organized ball in quite some time. And my son will probably be too small for the major league level. And my athletic children are my daughters. So I don't think this issue will come up in my future.
 
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