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#248966 - 09/10/08 12:08 AM The Fan
Stretch73 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/08
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Excited and anxious I await my dream,
To escape applause and embrace my team.
Opening Day I always can trust,
It is this feeling I crazily lust.
The grace from the field arouses the crowd,
Reflects on the days when I was quite proud.

I'm more entranced than the average fan,
I used to play, you see,
And I know I still can.
That time I drove the ball with such loft,
The eggs atop of my shoulders as they carried me off.

This pastime and I just fade into one,
Expanded upon from father to son.
My boy is young and awkward for now,
I just need the time so I can show him how.

I really am quite close,
Just a break away,
From straightening things out,
And being okay.

I can help my team regain it's glory,
With just a little twist of the same old story.
Players say now "they play for themselves."
This cause is a buring within me that dwells.

The fan is the one who pays for the game.
Who bestows all the riches and welcomes the fame.
The players will listen, but really don't hear,
While hiding behind an invisible tear.
I grow tired now of all this greed,
And chart a course to set things freed.

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#248991 - 09/10/08 06:53 AM Re: The Fan [Re: Stretch73]
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ahhh, yet another facet to this cool, mysterious cyber man. very nice.

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#250148 - 09/18/08 08:31 AM Re: The Fan [Re: Sans Logos]
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Rich,

Interesting idea - the fan who was once a player himself and knows how it feels to be out there on the field. One of the greatest lessons I learned in that kind of thing was that my own success depended on the team working together.

Much love,
Larry

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#250283 - 09/19/08 03:59 PM Re: The Fan [Re: roadrunner]
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Odd that you say that, Larry, considering baseball is the least "team-oriented" sport!



Edited by Stretch73 (09/19/08 03:59 PM)
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#251132 - 09/25/08 11:00 PM Re: The Fan [Re: Stretch73]
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I really enjoyed, not so much what was talked about but, the word choice throughout the poem. You have a very good since of vocabulary.

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#251139 - 09/25/08 11:27 PM Re: The Fan [Re: TNT8lost]
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I'm feeling left out since I my avatar isn't a team logo! \:\(


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#251388 - 09/27/08 04:45 AM Re: The Fan [Re: Stretch73]
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Rich,

Originally Posted By: Stretch73
Odd that you say that, Larry, considering baseball is the least "team-oriented" sport!

Interesting. I always felt that baseball is an intensely team-oriented sport. I keep recalling the unforgettable scene in The Untouchables about this! Capone going around the table talking about how the skills of a star hitter don't matter much if his team can't field and the pitcher is having a bad day.

Much love,
Larry

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#251396 - 09/27/08 07:54 AM Re: The Fan [Re: roadrunner]
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But in baseball, one guy can win a game or lose a game for you, and that's the pitcher. No matter how good your fielders and hitters are, a pitcher can collapse a team in a heartbeat. Just ask the NY Mets.

Rich

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#251411 - 09/27/08 09:46 AM Re: The Fan [Re: Stretch73]
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*doop* clutching my heart.

I love the Mets, I really do. I was born to be a Met fan, but I wish they would just win or lose without the drama. Long time fans need a pacemaker starting in September.

I can't stand the Phillies anymore than Atlanta, but I respect the stick-to-it-ness of any fan of any team. So Stretch, Congrats to you and your team, but if the Amazings do something amazing.......I'll make a cardiologist appointment

ROCK ON.......Trish

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#251473 - 09/27/08 03:53 PM Re: The Fan [Re: Trish4850]
Stretch73 Offline
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Muck the Fets!

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