Root For the Dodgers in the World Series
Posted on October 25, 2017
I've been more intrigued by the first two games of the World Series than I expected. I even thought about asking a friend to go to a bar to watch game three. But then I thought that maybe baseball fandom is a slippery slope...
I've never been a true sports fan. Closest I got was hiring writers to cover triple A baseball in the pacific northwest. My interest in sports leans more WWE than MLB but a friend introduced me to the numerology of baseball (AKA sabermetrics) and it's pretty compelling.
Years later I'm in LA and the Dodgers are in the world series and maybe I could be a baseball fan... But before we talk about getting addicted and becoming a true fan let's just talk about the gateway drug of watching the world series.
The question is: Should I actively root for the Dodgers, my new home team (I went to one game, the Stadium is great, Rob Lowe was there)? Or should I just keep ignoring baseball. A yes vote means I'll have your blessing to pay close attention to the rest of the series. A no vote means I'll keep spending my free time without watching sports (likely on the computer or reading economic books).