It’s a sad thing when a team trades away its best player during the middle of a season, effectively giving up on the season at hand. So what is a fan to do when their team waves the white flag? You could stop caring, for one. Or you could be like this Cleveland Indians fan, grieving over the 2008 campaign after last week’s trade of CC Sabathia.
I am an Indian's Fan who clearly doesn't have anything to root for in the next several months, but I want to find a reason to root for something to fill the hole in my soul.Winning this guy’s “fandom” comes with quite the package. This dude will not only root as hard as he can for your team, but he’ll even watch at least one game a week. And not only will he “at least 3 emails a week telling you how awesome your team is,” but he’ll also “email a friend of yours and tell them why their team sucks, and why your team is awesome.”
Therefore, I am renting out my enthusiasm to anyone who feels like an extra fan will put them over the top.
But this fan has his limits. There are some things he just won’t do...unless you pony up. Want him to root for the Yankees? That’s an extra $10,000. It will cost you $35,000 to have him root for a team that Barry Bonds joins. And for all you Major Leaguers out there looking for a one-man rooting squad...that costs extra too.
Package F). If you are a current MLB player and want my exclusive rooting rights for you individually, that will require an additional fee of $10,000.00 (USD) if your BA > .300 or your ERA is <> 3.00 (at the time of the sale) - VOID for Jim Thome, Roger Clemens and Barry BondsSo while the winning bidder will be employing the rooting skills of this guy for the rest of the season it really makes you wonder how much he’s willing to give. He is, after all, a turncoat fan. He’s already given up on his team. What makes anyone think he won’t give up on yours at the earliest inconvenience (such as a crushing loss, for example)? There’s at least one believer thus far, who has bid $299 for this guy’s fandom. So who’s bidding $300?