So I admit I AM one of "those Dodger Fans". The kind that are so passionate and so territorial of her team that she gets her self into trouble.
I have followed Patrick O'Neal on Twitter since he and Steve Lyons had been doing the pregame and postgame coverage of Dodger games. I also loved his coverage of the LA Kings. Now he went to the "dark side". No fault of his own, it is business after all. But I just can't have my twitter feed full of "Troutastic moments", talking about the stupid rally monkey and references to the Angels as the halos, to name just a few. It makes me gag. Steve Lyons went to work for the Boston Red Sox. He still follows the Dodgers and comments on them as well as the Sox. I can handle that. I don't have a problem with the Red Sox.
People who are Angel "fans" ask me why I hate them so much. I don't hate the organization. I don't like that Moreno changed the name of the team to Los Angeles, but I also know the true Angel fans don't like it even more. I respect that. What I really don't like is the stadium experience and it's so called fan base. The only time I have gone to Angel Stadium is when there is a Freeway Series. The very first time I went I was so irritated. The group of men sitting behind us were talking the entire time about sushi, work, movies, you name it...except baseball. I doubt that they watched any of the game. I also don't like the fireworks when there is a home run even if they are losing 10 - 2. It's embarrassing. Go ahead and "light up that halo" (ew) when there is a win. But leave the fireworks to entertainment purposes after the game. Not during. It's stupid! I could go on and on and on...
But back to Patrick O'Neal. I made a comment on twitter this morning and should not have referenced @Patrick_ONeal using the @. Like I said before, no fault of his own he has to support the Angels. I just can't deal with it. I never expected a sarcastic "Buh bye." Maybe I ended up offending him as I do Angel "fans" all of the time. When it comes to my Dodgers, I become a person I don't like. I am mean, rude, snobby and harsh. That's not me. But as my best friend and I say all of the time, "It is what it is". Just imagine if I moved to San Francisco.
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