Am I Betraying My Family? [POLL]
I caused quite a stir with members of my family with one simple Facebook post. I knew the repercussions I would face before I went and wrote what I wrote, but I did it anyway. I did not only betray one side of my family, but both. I wish I could say that I regret what I said, but I do not. I stand behind every single word, no matter what anyone thinks.
This is something I need to get off of my chest and I decided to share this with you. I need to know I did not go too far. I need to know that I did not betray the people who love me most. Let me take a deep breath and tell you what I did.
I grew up in a split family. My mom's side of the family is from New York City. My dad's side of the family is from Trenton. Of course, this comes with it's fair share of complications. I am surprised that their marriage has worked, the tension is sometimes very high.
My mom's parents and sisters are devout Yankees fans. My mother's oldest sister and parents are the most devout of them all. They live and breathe the Yankees. My dad and his family are devout Phillies fans. Lucky for my parent's marriage, neither of them are intense when it comes to sports.
However, with both sides of my family having their team, I made the decision that has caused some tension.
I, in my infinite wisdom, posted on Facebook that I was rooting for the Mets this year. This did make my uncle on my dad's side happy, since he is a Mets, as are my mom's cousins. However, it upset some of my other family members. Let me lay out some facts for you before you jump to the conclusion that I did this to upset my family. I am not that spiteful.
I am a Toms River girl, born and raised in that town. What does that have anything to do with this? Everything. In 1998 Toms River, known as the Beast of the East, won the Little League World Series defeating Japan. I was in second grade at the time, but I can remember it like it was yesterday. My second grade teacher talked about Todd Frazier because she was his teacher years prior. Everyone in my family had Beast of the East t-shirts and we went to the parade they had for the team when they won. It was a big deal in Toms River.
On top of all of that, Todd Frazier's father was my vice principal in high school, his mom was in charge of the attendance office at my high school, and his brother is a gym teacher at that same school. Toms River loves the Fraziers.
Currently, Todd Frazier plays for the New York Mets. While I am not a baseball fan and never had a favorite team or rooted for anyone in the past, I feel like it is necessary as a Toms River girl to root for the hometown guy. The Yankees had him and then gave him up, I feel like they betrayed me.