It’s baseball season, in case you didn’t know. And my team, the Oakland Athletics, is in the thick of a pennant race.
At the beginning of the season, nobody thought they would be able to do anything, especially against the powerhouse 2017 champion Houston Astros. But, the naysayers were proved wrong and we are neck-and-neck with the Astros.
I’ve been an A’s fan since 1968, the year both the team and my family moved to Oakland. Being 2,000 miles away has been one of the hardest things for me about living in Florida. But, thanks to modern technology and a little thing called the internet, I am able to remain loyal to my team, watching nearly every game on MLB.tv.
I’ve also been a Golden State Warriors fan forever, even when they were perennial cellar dwellers. When they started their winning ways several seasons ago, I was thrilled.
Does it bother me that some “fans” just like to jump on the bandwagon of a winning team? Yes, yes it does. If you can’t stay with them in the hard times, why should you suddenly care when they become winners?
I’m thinking Jesus had some bandwagon fans. When he was the hero, healing people and doing other miraculous works, they were yelling their “hosannas.” But the minute he was arrested and nailed to that tree, suddenly they were nowhere to be found.
Don’t be a bandwagon fan.
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So true!!! Lots of people are now Cubs fans regardless of the years of drought. Thanks for the great words! 🙂 FMF friend!
I know, right? If you don’t have jerseys from every year before 2 years ago, you got no say! lol Thanks for stopping by.
Just wanted to pop in and say I really enjoyed reading this post! It is very thought provoking.
Thank you! I appreciate that.
“Don’t be a bandwagon fan.”
And in 2016, my beloved Cubs finally became the World Champions.
But they were ALWAYS champions in my heart.
#1 at FMF this week.
You know you’re a true fan when you can stick with the Cubbies that long! Congratulations 😊
So good! You had me at “baseball!” Love the connection you make to following Jesus! 🙂
Visiting from FMF. Good luck to your A’s!
Thank you! Always nice to meet another baseball fan 😊
I’m not a huge sports gal – and I’m pretty sure bandwagon fans are one of the main reasons! Ugh. Glad that you are enjoying your teams, though!!
Thanks, Jennifer. It’s always more fun when they’re winning, but I love them either way!
Ooh this is good… made me think. Peter denied Christ, but was instructed “after you are converted strengthen your brothers”. Everyone knows that true fans have SPIRIT!!
Thank you! Super fans are seldom quiet!