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the loss of Ian Desmond would seem like a major blow to our offensive production
Didn't know you were on the team! Wow, an active MLBer on BBTF.
I root for the Nationals. I'm a fan. It's reasonably inevitable and not at all shameful or worthy of mockery that I refer to them as 'my team' or in the first-person plural, as a reflection of my feelings of investment in their success. It is a common colloquial expression of the depth of partisan attachment to them as a team. It does not indicate a lack of maturity, or intelligence.
Meanwhile, the sorts of online 'wits' who think they're oh-so-clever and proving a brilliant point by taking issue with this kind of locution are, to put it bluntly, pretty much insufferable turds.
Providing the revenue streams making it possible for the Nationals to field a team.
Tens of thousand of shameful, mockery-worthy people.
The irony is that I wrote "our" by accident, really. But I really don't think it's a big deal.
Sports fandom is, definitionally, the act of identifying yourself with a sports team. It's useful to make distinctions when writing more formally, and it's healthy to be realistic and not be a total dick when your team is winning, but we all think "we" at times, and I don't see any reason to expunge that internal feeling from my external presentation to the world.
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