Note to Self: Never Wear Fan Merch in Enemy Territory
If you were smart, would you as a fan wear a Dodger jersey in San Diego? A Boston jersey in the Bronx? Heck, even a Cardinals jersey in Chicago? The answer is no.
Well, you’d have to be as dumb as I was a few days back, and it bit me in the ass. Let’s get started.
A quick trip to San Diego with a buddy turned into somewhat of an adventure. On the first day, I decided to wear a Dodger beanie since the temperature was actually below 70 degrees in Southern California. Those who noticed my head garment took exception to it.
The first moment of this was in a seedy liquor store in the hippy neighborhood of Ocean Beach. My friend and I just polished off some righteous burgers at Hodad’s and decided to get a 12-pack of a local craft brew. I should’ve known something was brewing seeing a Padres-themed beer in the cabinet.
The gentleman behind the counter certainly wasn’t wearing a mask — neither of us were either. A quick back and forth of friendly fan banter seemed fine at the time, but now I know it was all a part of evil design.
The next few days went by without a hitch. That night, I wore my Mookie Betts jersey out to a night at Dave and Buster’s. Now, I definitely got looks there. If looks could kill, I’d be deader than the Dodgers after the Padres beat them in four in the NLDS.
I felt weird coming back to the Airbnb. The next day I woke up with what I thought was a head cold, and frankly, that’s all I hoped it was. My buddy and I got breakfast and drove back up the coast.
Just yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19, and so did my buddy. Long story short: don’t trust Padres fans. They have it out for the Dodger fans who come down and try to rub in their faces who the better franchise is.
Perhaps this is a form of very quiet payback or something. All the shit-talking I did on Twitter regarding the Padres must’ve imprinted some sort of karma. Here I am in bed with a low-grade fever and congestion. Go f*** yourself, San Diego!
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