As those of you who have been around for a while know, we here at LOHO are tired of being left out of the playoffs. In 2009. we auctioned off our post-season fandom to the highest bidder. In 2011, we had fans of each playoff team write impassioned pleas for our support.
This year, we put it to a vote.
Check out each team’s campaign platform below. Then vote.
The winning team gets our unwaivering support until they’re out of the playoffs. Let’s just hope this year’s team lasts longer than the Twins did.
Behold: the candidates.
10. How can you not love Ron Washington? Coke and all…9. Our #2 starter (Derek Holland) nicknamed himself “The Dutch Oven”.
8. Everyone loves home runs. The Rangers hit 210 of them this year…2nd on to the Red Sox, and, hey, you can’t cheer for them.7. CJ Wilson is damn good looking. Guys and girls can agree on that.6. Josh Hamilton.5. They wear the same colors as the Cubs…no need to invest in more attire.4. If you don’t cheer for them, Nolan Ryan will come after you like your Robin Ventura.3. The Rangers franchise history should give the Cubs hope (first WS appearance in ’10, had never won a playoff game until ’10, only 5 playoff appearances).2. They’re not the Yankees.1. They’re not the Cardinals.