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Team Loyalty

I had a recent conversation with a non-baseball fan about my experience at a recent game. Giants versus Pirates in Frisco. Several times a Giants fan would say something to pump up their team. I took it to be the normal partisan response to an "enemy in their midst", as I was wearing my Clemente jersey and Pirates cap. So, this non-fan asks me if I was intimidated, because the "hecklers" were black, or hispanic. Yes, maybe mountain folk, like me might get bullied, it was not my way. My response was to have a comment back at them, supporting my own team. It is a part of baseball folklore and tradition to meet the "enemy" and stand your ground. I really do think you earn respect by standing up for your team with the traditional response. AND, of course, you do all this with a smile! It's part of the experience and a part of the game, itself!!

Which brings up another question. Is there a particular area of a stadium where the heckling is higher? My last game had a heckler in the bleachers nearby. Is heckling a "traditional part of the game"?? Some may say "YES!!"


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