I have been a Phillies’ fan for 37 years. I jumped on their bandwagon when they were making their championship run back in 1980. I did not know any better at the time. But I have stayed with them ever since. We have had some good years together — two championships now! — and we have had some not so good years. This year might be their worst. At the moment, they are 29-59 and own the worst record in baseball. What is a fan to do when his team is the absolute worst? I figure there are three options.
1). Jump on someone else’s bandwagon. I’ve always had a disdain for bandwagon jumpers, because it requires no loyalty and no emotional investment. I’ve been with the Phillies for 37 years. I’m not going anywhere.
2). Take it seriously and go insane. No thanks. Sports isn’t worth my sanity.
3). Find humor in futility and make self-deprecating jokes for comic relief. This is where I am this year.