I know it can be difficult,
I understand the challenge,
but when you attend a Major League Baseball game please, oh please, make an attempt...just please be good enough to take a shot at wearing garments bearing the name and logo of one team or the other that is presently occupying the field before you.
I don't care if it is that evil division rival's jersey, indeed i would expect no less.
To me the biggest offense at a game is attending...oh, let's say a Diamondbacks vs Rockies ball game and sporting a Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs jersey.
I don't care to get involved in the Rockies v. Cubs debate that rages in our fantasy league, I leave that to other Cubs and Cardinals fans that are owners in our dear league. However, it just so happens that I observed a fine young American cavorting about in a Derrek Lee Cubs jersey at Coors Field. I'm sorry, but when did Derrek Lee even last play for the Cubs???
Well folks, I looked it up in case you were as curious as I, according to Mr. Lee's Wikipedia entry, on August 18th of last year Lee was traded to the Atlanta Braves (only to sign with a dismal American League Baltimore Orioles squad in December) so the answer is approximately 8 months ago...alas, I digress.
I'm trying to make a point here, and the point is that when attending a D-Backs vs Rockies game, I merely implore you to at least have the decency to don the appropriate teams colors of either said baseball club. Even the hideous aqua and purple retro D-Backs combo gets my nod of approval.
This can be done. I know it will be hard to accept at first. But here is basically how it goes:
At Coors Field you may wear Black, Purple, Silver and White colors to represent the home team.
You may not wear:
a Derrek Lee baseball jersey, unless an interleague matchup between the Rockies and Orioles was taking place.
You may not wear a Yankees jersey into the hallowed confines unless the Yanks are in town.
Sorry, but you're going to have to leave the Red Sox hoody in your closet on your hanger, at your home.
I know you may be somewhat interested in representing New York City by wearing a Mets cap to Coors Field, but really that just won't fly, take it to Queens. Mr. Met and that lowly outfit need all your support at Citi Field.
Alright, alright. Maybe all this pent up aggression, regarding the appropriate team gear to wear at the stadium, is due to the fact that I saw something yesterday that I was not expecting, to see.
I can't believe a team with a lead-off hitter by the name of Willie Bloomquist (pictured below), defeated my beloved Rockies...