Friday, October 21, 2005

White Sox or Astros?

Who do you root for when you don't have any personal tie to either team?

Root for the underdog? I think the Astros are the underdogs since the White Sox have home field advantage.

Root for the team with stronger starters? I think the White Sox have that edge. Just ask the Angels.

Root for the closer? Brad Lidge of the Astros despite blowing game 5 against the Cardinals has some mean pitches.

Root for the team with long-suffering fans? Last year it was the Red Sox's time to put down the curse and pick up the championship rings. The White Sox can finally erase the Black Sox.

Root for the team with old guys? Certainly Clemens and Pettitte are on the older side for the Astros. Will wily vets carry the day?

However, the most interesting reason I've found so far to be rooting for the Astros is over at 6-4-2. Quote:
Look: I want no part of the team that beat the Angels, especially after learning Ozzie Guillen practices the bloody arts of Santeria. Go Astros! Beat the barbarians!
I'm a Dodger fan so that makes me more of an NL guy. I'm in Southern California and seeing the Angels get beat by the White Sox - argh!

Astros in SEVEN.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kari said...

My hope: Astros, wholeheartedly (even though I had a rooting interest in the Cardinals).

Why?

The White Sox are in the Royals' division, so we see plenty of their smug mugs during the year. They have an air of entitlement that they have not earned. Plus, it's hard to root for a team's longsuffering fans when two said fans beat the crap out of one of our coaches a couple years back.

More importantly, though, as you know, I like to root for curses to continue. It's much more dramatic.

That said, if the White Sox do win, the Agony in Cubs Land will be magnified, so in the meta sense it could be a push.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

As of 1:11 PM PDT, in the ESPN Sport's Nation poll, the Astros are leading the popular vote 51% to 49%. But in state-by-state voting, the Astros would lose in the electoral college as they are only carrying California, Texas and Ohio.

8-)

Sorry, it is the political news nut in me!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

The Astros are carrying some small states too but don't have enough to win the electoral college poll.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Astros b/c we Beelive

8:22 PM  

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