"I was wasting perfectly good emotional energy by sticking with my teams when they were doing poorly. My rooting life was scarcely better than those Cubs fans who think it's a sign of character to go around feeling shitty all the time. It's absurd.Shaun Marcum, the one Jay not named Halladay who's having a legit all-star season, won't need surgery but is out for a while. (Roy Halladay will likely be the only Jay heading to Yankee Stadium for the so-called Midsummer Classic, and yeah, like Ian pointed out, he's been good.) Franchise institution Ernie Whitt burned bridges on the way out of town. C'est la vie
"I decided it's not necessary to suffer and feel crappy just because my teams suck. What I do now is cut 'em loose for a while. I simply let them go about losing, as I go about living my life. Then, when they've improved, and are doing well once again, I get back on board and enjoy their success.
"Yeah, I know, I can hear it: diehard, asshole loyal sports fans screaming, 'Front-runner!' Goddamn right! Don't be so fuckin' juvenile. Teams are supposed to provide pleasure and entertainment, not depression and disappointment."
George Carlin's wry view of sports offers lesson to be learned (David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel)