Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm in the Minority . . .

. . . at least in my circle of friends.

Why? you ask?

Because I can almost guarantee that none of my girlfriends care a lick that Prince Fielder won the Home Run Derby last night.

I can hear you asking, "Who is Prince Fielder?"

And that's why I'm in the minority.

It all started so innocently last year. My hubby started showing some interest in the Milwaukee Brewers. Now, sure, we had gone to a game here and there for the past 9+ years of living in Wisconsin, but we had never followed them. Until Dan started working with an avid fan (I mean you, Jose) and all of a sudden Dan was watching the Brewers every night. And talking about the Brewers, and trying to get free tickets by filling our cars at only BP stations with exactly 8 gallons of gas to maximize the amount of free tickets we could get. And before I knew it, I was recognizing almost all of the Brewers players. And I even found myself rooting for them by name and remembering who played where and occasionally knowing their batting averages.

Then the Brewers secured CC Sabathia (now a Yankee) about half-way through the season last year and we actually had a chance of making the post season. And it got really exciting and I found myself listening to the games on the radio! Now that is what I call deranged.

Well, label me such because now I am a full-fledged Brewers fan, with tshirts to wear to the games, checking brewers.com on a regular basis, and gladly filling my car with exactly 8 gallons of gas so we can make it to another game this year. And all of this after I first made the comment that my idea of a nightmare was extra innings.

My only problem is that I don't know many women who follow the Brewers, much less any baseball at all, so if you see me talking with all the guys, you'll understand why I am in the minority . . .


Tina said...

1. Your right. I don't care a lick that Prince Fielder won the home run derby.

2. I do know who Prince Fielder is though . . . only because I have this neighbor . . .

Laura said...

And I would rather talk at a baseball game than watch it! :) You know that from experience... I heard later that it was one of the best games of the season. Good thing I was there to "see" it. hee hee :)

Ryan E. D. Hawk said...

I also know who Prince Fielder is, but I'm in the same "I don't care a lick that Prince Fielder won the home run derby" camp.

On the other hand, I really enjoy going to the GFS softball games. I even have a t-shirt now! And last weeks game was a real nail-biter.


Jana said...

I can't believe it! I saw your comment on Facebook and was shocked to see you were such a fan of the Brewers!
I had no idea about the Cardinals until Alex and I will admit when they went to the World Series and Alex got tickets I did cry a little!!!

Name: Karen said...

I am just like that except with the Twins DESPITE The fact that I live in Michigan.

Go for it, Girl!

Sarah said...

Our Elijah has a cute little Fielder shirt.....so I know what you are talkin' about, unfortunately. lol