Loyalty Compromised

I feel like a traitor today.  Let me take you back to Saturday and even further. I have been a Diamondback fan since they came to town. I went to the World Series when the played the New York Yankees–and WON.  I have watched too many games on TV and turned some off when they were losing badly. My wife thinks I’m a fair weather fan that watches them when they are winning and turns them off when they’re not.  I guess she’s right on that count but I hate to admit it.

Getting back to Saturday, Nadine had gotten 3 tickets from her banker for a Cubs vs. Reds spring training game. It was a beautiful day for baseball to enjoy the fresh air and see some good hits and plays even though these weren’t my teams. A little side note. Tyler, Nadine’s son is a rabid fan of the Chicago Cubs and has been for several years.


As the game started I began to cheer with Tyler when Rizzo, the Cubs first baseman, got a double.  Montero, the Cubs catcher and former Diamondback catcher, hit a homer in the next inning and I found myself getting sucked into cheering for a team that I had never cheered for in my entire life.

To top it off, Clark the Cubbie mascot came into our section and this is the result


Not only did I get my picture (and Nadine’s) taken with Clark the Cubbie, but he squirted me with water, kind of a baptism if you will.  I guess you can have two teams that you cheer for.  I do have three teams in the NFL that are my teams, the Cardinals, the Patriots, and yes the world champion Broncos.  So it’s okay to have two teams.

By the way my oldest daughter lives in Chicago and is a Cubbie fan.  So there you have it.  My loyalties are changing.  I now only need a hat or a jersey to fully indoctrinate myself a full fledged Cubs fan.

We’re going to Chicago in May and who knows if we might get to go to a Cub’s game when we arrive.  Go Cubs.  Go Diamondbacks.  I need a rest from all this cheering.


About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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