Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Mariners Cheer

Went to the game last night with my nephew and brother. It looked like it would be soul-crushingly bizarre and depressing, and it turned out only to be bizarrely disheartening. It's a step in the right direction. (Why the heck do you send a runner to second with 2 outs and a 3-run deficit with a great hitter at the plate with a 3-1 count? Beats me.)

Anyway, we fell behind 6-0 in the second inning, and my nephew, who's no dummy, figured the game was over. But I invented the following inspirational chant:

Don't give up!
Don't ever give up!
Even if you're losing and they're way better than you are,
Don't give up!
Don't ever give up!

(OK, it was more a soliloquy than a chant. But we'll go with it.)

2 comments:

Joe said...

This reminds me of a common U Maryland basketball chant, sadly more common than it used to be these days:

"All tied up, not looking back!"

Alison said...

...or occasionally, in more desperate circumstances, "down by 30, and not looking back!" "down by 28, not looking back!" etc.