Monday, August 16, 2010
Hafner Slammin It
Hafner served the clean up spot on Sunday after spending what seems like forever away from the plate. With the bases loaded, Hafner swung the bat and launched one out of the park in what would be a 7-run 7th inning leading to a 9-1 win over the Mariners!
We die-hard Tribe fans love the team we inexplicably follow and back (akin to die-hard Cubs fans), and when our "should-be" stars knock one out of the park or pitch a super game or make dazzling defensive plays, we are the first to stand up and shout a barrage of "WAHOO"s at the screen (or if lucky enough, at the players on the field in person).
A team fan has a few favorite players, but we root for the TEAM above and beyond any individual player, though rooting for the team certainly means celebrating the individual accomplishments of the guys who bear the uniform. As for supporting the owners and management? That's another story.
Welcome back, Pronk!