Drink it in! The sights sounds of baseball are upon us again. Yes, even the smells are familiar: fresh-cut grass, hotdogs and the fat guy sweating in the stands next to you (that part may not be so awesome). Pitchers and catchers have reported and spring training is underway, we are only weeks away from America's past time starting back up and that is AWESOME!!
For the highly passionate fan: I understand you love your team more than your family and friends, you sold your car for season tickets and believe that if you wear your lucky underpants your team is guaranteed to win, but lets try to keep things within reason...
Keep the heckling to minimum. "Your mother is a bum, with a hairy back and mustache" may seem fitting at the time, but in retrospect that is not a very cool thing say. I am sure that player has a lovely mother.
No matter how much you care, it is never ok to boo your own team. If you keep the good vibes flowing, the team has a much better chance of playing Awesome.
Although obscure statistics are very interesting to you, those in the stands around you may not be interested that Lenny Dykstra had 31 stolen bases in '86.
Keep your shirt on. Under no circumstances does it help your team for you to remove ANY articles of clothing.
For the not-so-passionate fan:
I will admit baseball can be slow, but try to be patient. There is nothing like watching a majestic home run soar over the wall, or a stolen base setting up the game-winning hit!
If you are sitting at the game wondering when something is going to happen, remember things could be worse. You are outside, you are drinking a beer and it is totally acceptable to eat ice cream out of plastic hats, scream wildly, and to toss your peanut shells on the ground!
-- Captain Awesome
The Sound of Music
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