Amaro: Fans Only Care About Wins and Losses
Via Philly.com comes coverage of the Rothman Institue Sports Summit, which has brought together the general managers of all Philly pro sports teams. Who can say something aggravating first?
#Phillies Ruben Amaro says fans only care about Ws and Ls. But there are a few that stick with team no matter what.
— Dan Gelston (@APgelston) September 10, 2014
There you go! And it immediately brought this response on Twitter:
@APgelston tell Ruben to shut the hell up.
— TERI (@terilyns68) September 10, 2014
Well, ahem, we wouldn’t say it quite like that. But to Ruben, assuming that a quote coveyed via Twitter holds up: Duh. We watch sports because they’re fun. Watching a losing team is not as much fun. That’s not a moral failing or anything. You’re in the entertainment business, at the heart of it. It costs a fair amount of money to take family to your games! So entertain us! Or try better to act like we’ll be entertained soon! It’s when we’re not being entertained and have no prospect of it soon — say, like the current edition of the Phillies — that we fans get grumbly and find other things to do. That’s our right.