Time to Clear Up Any Confusion
…or try to.
I think I’ve been pretty clear in everything I’ve said regarding this rally that the point is to support the Orioles and have fun. Of course the original post has some playfully strong words (sewer rat fans, their cities suck, etc). And of course I expect some Red Sox fans to respond in kind. That’s part of the fun. But I’ve seen too many comments, and gotten too many emails, that don’t seem to understand that this is all about cheering, rooting, having a good time, etc. People seem to think that this merry little band, however many it ends up being, is going to somehow ruin everyone’s day.
I changed the rally page to add a phrase that I think will help sum it up. Essentially what I want to do is reclaim some small portion of the mood that showed up every night back in the Memorial Stadium days. Even if you’ve never been to a game there you probably know what I mean.
So everybody, please, lighten up. Anyone who’s offended by a group of people who want to gather together and actually cheer for the home team (god forbid!) probably shouldn’t be attending a sporting event of any kind, anywhere.
edited to add: I’m going to make some fliers, and there’s going to be a t-shirt design. And that’s about all I’m going to say about the rally for now — back to our patented brand of cut-above sports analysis.