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27 August 2011 @ 07:45 pm
Let's talk about sex, baby... Err, I mean BASEBALL!!  
Here I sit at Miller Park. Cheering on my hopefully World Series bound Brewers. And I want to talk baseball.

Who are your favorite teams and why? Who do you feel is in the running for the MVP or Cy Young award? What are your baseball memories?

Mine are, as many others might be, from my childhood. I was born in Milwaukee and spent my first ten years there. We lived within walking distance of the old County Stadium and would go to games almost weekly. After we moved to the Madison area, I wasn't exposed to baseball very much and my parents never watched either. So my childhood love fell away and I sort of forgot about it. My main love during this time was football. Until three years ago, that is.

My friend threw her brother a birthday party that involved taking a party bus to a Brewers game. And, just like that, BAM!! My love came back. I renewed my obsession with a vengeance and now pretty much eat, sleep and breathe brewers.
DhP, Mmailliw Nosreyemmmailliw on August 28th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
I've ALWAYS been a Baltimore Orioles fan since my first memory of them (1988, 0-21 start)... long enough ago to remember the Brewers as "the division rival I don't hate NEARLY as much as the Blue Jays".

It's the one part of Maryland that always sticks with me - and also, NO ONE hates an Orioles fan; I can go to Fenway Park (say) in an Orioles vs Red Sox game all decked out in orange and black and they'll just go "aww... he's so cute" instead of "I HATE YOU! *attacks*"
loud loutish loverhenpecked on August 28th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Well, obviously you know the Red Sox are my team. But it wasn't always so! I actually grew up a Braves fan. More specifically, a Greg Maddux fan. I was convinced we were going to get married when I was a kid. My entire baseball-loving family are Braves fans, too. When Maddux left the Braves I was devastated -- to the point where I felt like the entire Braves organization betrayed me. At the time I was living in MA and thought, okay, the Red Sox, they need support because they kind of suck. Rooting AL after being immersed in an NL team for so long was really strange. While I followed the team, I learned more about baseball, and it made me love it that much more. AND THEN THEY WON THE WORLD SERIES. So I was fated to be a fan, or that's how I saw it, anyway.

And, obviously I'm biased, but I really want Ellsbury to win the AL MVP. Pretty sure Weaver will win the AL Cy Young, unless for whatever reason his suspension somehow biases voters. If it does, it'll be Verlander for sure.
Alone in this crowded roomannearchy on August 28th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
I grew up loving the Yankees (don't be hatin, they were "what's on TV" when I was growing up watching ball games on Saturdays with my dad). Then Steinbrenner turned the Yanks into the greatest team money could buy, and my love affair with them ended. Since I moved to Wisconsin *cough* many years ago, I've been true-blue Brew Crew all the way. I think both Braunie and Prince are putting up MVP-worthy numbers this year. Hey, isn't their magic number down to about 18 now? :D