Etcetera 21.

You grow up around here, or why are you a fan?

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Listen to all the fans yelling through their long glass tubes.

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Father raised his boys to be fans of one Sox but they turned out fans of the other Sox.

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She’s such a big fan of the goalie she wrote a song on the saxophone for him.

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At tonight’s game, all fans will receive a glow-in-the-dark yo-yo.

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The defendant claimed he simply ‘forgot’ to become a tennis fan.

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Golf fans, like jazz fans, have a special relationship with the rain.

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The kid is a boxing fan, he enjoys attending bouts, but more than that he likes to look through his binoculars to see what the other spectators are eating.

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Sinatra was a Yankees fan and Sinatra was a Dodgers fan.

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Here is a fan who makes himself sick, watching games all Thanksgiving that mean absolutely nothing to him.

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She hails from Dallas but only when she moved to Seattle did she truly become a Mavericks fan.

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The professor traveled to Philadelphia for a conference and liked the city so much that he considered becoming a Flyers fan, but after a week back home in Nebraska he forgot all about it.

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The train may be packed with fans, but not everyone on board is going to the game; some people have to go home, some people have to go to the hospital.

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Where’s your hat — you still a fan, man?

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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