Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Could it be fans are Tired of Winning?

Yesterday's San Mateo Times had an article about the Brooklyn Dodgers leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles, California.

The Brooklyn Dodgers were in the World Series in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953...all losses to the mighty New York Yankees. Then in 1955 they beat those damned Yankees. And that's not counting the impossible comeback of the Giants in 1951.

As for the Oakland Athletics, they won the World Series in 1972, 1973 and 1974. In 1974, the team didn't even draw one million fans to the ball games.

Are these both a case of same ole, same ole? Somewhere boredom has to factor in to the lack of attendance for both ball clubs. Because both clubs deserved way better.

How can you ever get tired of winning? I don't know of any Yankee fans who are capable of catching something as unbelievable as, for lack of a better term, winningitis? In fact, most people have climbed aboard the Yankee bandwagon because these were fans who were tired of losing.

Kevin Marquez