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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:06 PM
If you choose a new team/organization, which team, and why?
I probably keep following the Twins, at least in the interim until I can settle on a new organization and get up to speed on their prospects, and the way their front office does business. I'd probably always have a soft spot for the former MN Twins, but I'd likely find a new team to root for. Being that I now live in Seattle, there's a chance I just go full blown Mariner fan and latch on, but teams like Houston, Atlanta or Washington are also intriguing to me because of the young stars and/or the respect I have for their front offices. Hell, maybe I'll even become a Marlins fan because of the heinous statue beyond CF.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:15 PM
Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 12 May 2014 - 07:18 PM.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:25 PM
Like the North Stars... I'm done.
I didn't follow the Stars to Dallas and I wouldn't follow the Twins either.
I'd suppose my new team would be the team that fills into my viewing area. Brewers?
I'd probably stick with the Twins (or Vikings too) even if they moved. I did stick with the Stars in the move to Dallas so they're still my NHL team. Had the Wild started within a couple years of the move, I'd probably have jumped to them, largely because Jon Casey (my favorite player on the North Stars) got traded from the Stars the off season they moved and would've been a good excuse to switch.
If the Twins got contracted and I had to pick a new MLB team, I'd probably go with the Yankees, Royals, or Rockies.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:26 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:46 PM
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:48 PM
Yes, I am a vengeful creature...need to work on that someday.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:59 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:05 PM
Luckily, having lived in Dayton for a time as a child, I have a backup in the Reds.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:12 PM
I don't think I'd care about the Brewers. I know I wouldn't care about the Cubs. No way on the White Sox. I don't mind the Royals or the Rockies, and I definitely would be a Cardinals fan.
But yeah, not a big fan of the question.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:15 PM
I'm still a North Stars fan, but I can't bring myself to root for the Stars. I do root for the Wild, though.
I was too young for the Lakers, but I'm also not a pro basketball fan, so I couldn't care less about the T-Wolves, aside from the desire for my home state to represent in the NBA for a change.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:29 PM
Twins? Locked in
Vikings? Locked in
T-Wolves? Locked in
Wild? Locked in
If you only follow the big 4 sports, you don't have to worry about this for decades!
But I supposed the gopher basketball team could move to North Dakota...that would be interesting
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:28 AM
I could never be a Sox fan (either shade), or Detroit, or the Yankees.
When there was a threat of contraction, I did briefly entertain the idea of becoming a Giants fan, but fortunately it never came to that.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:31 AM
Otherwise, no chance I'd stay a Twins fan. I remain one because they and I are both here, not out of love for their FO and approach.
What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:55 AM
It's sort of the way the Twins needed to operate to be successful in the Metrodome except without the sentimentality.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:15 AM
Minneapolis is in reasonable driving distance. Nobody else is. I don't even make it to games often, once or twice a year at best, but not being able to at all would just suck. But I do know that I'd be only vaguely interested in a few of the players on the team, but would pretty much actively root against the Twins once they were gone. I can't imagine I would lose my Minnesota fandom regardless of where I lived, but once a team wasn't from Minnesota it wouldn't be my team anymore.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:49 AM
I moved to NY and continue to wear my red TC hat with the blue bill from the 70s. I will never root for another team.
Hey, me too--as in, I wear my red late '70s Twins cap on softball fields in NYC. It's quite a conversation starter because baseball fans know it's old. I guess I'll know who you are if I run into you!
As for loyalties, I asked myself that question during the contraction discussion. I've concluded that you can't force a rooting interest, it just has to "flow," and it can surprise you where your emotions lead. The only New York team that I truly care about is the New York Rangers. Go Rangers!
Edited by Longdistancetwins, 13 May 2014 - 09:45 AM.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:05 AM
Just like during the contraction scare I absolutely WOULD NOT cheer for the Brewers. As if Bud Selig's franchise gaining the Minnesota market wasn't part of the contraction plan. I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of that minor victory.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:17 AM
Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:59 AM