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this. My gf's father grew up in NYC and was a Yanks fan, but he moved to Michigan for a job 30 years ago...just naturally became a Tigers supporter, he's been there far longer than he was in nyc.
Either way, I don't really care who people root for anymore. Imo, if you don't root for the hometown team, it's your loss. You'll never know what it's like being in the city/area with your fans for the highest of highs, or the big home games with a crowd rooting for the same team. I don't have the energy to lecture people on fandom anymore.
I do not subscribe. It doesn't matter if you move away or how long you are gone you will always only have one home town. And for that reason I do not understand switching teams.
takeover under way ...
When I moved to Baltimore I started going to the Baltimore Chicken-fil-a.
Pro sports team operate as national chain franchises that are bought, sold, moved, and basically just do whatever they can to rip me off and give me the most sterile experience possible, so I don't know why I'd have anymore loyalty to one of them than I do to a fast food joint.
a hometown can be a place where you were born or where you currently live. you can definitely have more than one hometown.
Regarding the post I quoted if you were born and raised in a place that to me is your hometown. If I grew up in DC, then moved to Colorado when I was 20 and stayed there how do you consider Colorado to also be my hometown? IMO a hometown is like a mother, you only have one and it is where you were born and raised.
Could not agree more. I grew up in DC at at time when there was no baseball in DC. So I picked up the Red Sox when I was 8 because I was born in Boston and that was that.
But it sucked. There was no internet so the scraps of news I got was from the Sporting News and it was days old. All my friends were O's fans and got to see or hear their team every night all summer,I didn't have that and it blew.
'Hometown' as a term certainly applies to where one grew up in most people's minds. But, as someone who has spent all of my adult years in NOLA but lived in GA until I was 17, I feel like NOLA is really my hometown now. It's where I bought my first house, planted roots, got married, have all my friends, and raise my children. And, if you look up the definition of one's 'hometown,' it can mean either.
If someone asks me where I'm 'from,' or what my hometown is, I no longer say Atlanta. I don't know Atlanta anymore. I never visit there. They did an episode of Tony Bourdain's 'The Layover' in ATL a couple weeks ago, and I realized that I wasn't familiar with pretty much anything about it -- even neighborhoods. NOLA is my hometown now, and hopefully will continue to be so until I pass. It is the town where I consider myself most at home, and the town I identify with the most and cherish the most.
And I'd say that is what 'hometown' should mean.
BTW, I don't think anyone calls Colorado one's hometown...
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your b*tch doesn't agee. And her father was the mayor of Baltimore. She is an awful, awful being
WASHINGTON -- She was born in Baltimore, but House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is rooting for San Francisco.
times like this i wish i wasn't so strongly opposed to switching teams.
Yeah like a politician looking to score votes is just like the rest of us.
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