My loyalty to the Texas Rangers solidified after my first trip to the old Arlington Stadium. Growing up in central Texas, I liked the Rangers and the Astros because they were Texas teams. Neither was close to where I lived so I liked both teams. Somewhere around the age of 11 or 12, my best friend's family was going on a summer vacation to Arlington to visit Six Flags and see a Ranger's game. Luckily for me, I was invited to go along. We went to a double header between the White Sox and Rangers. Between games there was a frisbee catching dog exhibition. That double header sealed it for me and I've been a die-hard Rangers' fan ever since.
It's been a lot of hoping and having those hopes dashed year after year, but that doesn't keep me from hoping again. It's kind of like hoping the next card release doesn't stink. I can always hope , but that doesn't make it true.
So, where does your loyalty come from?