I almost became a fan again

I grew up as a baseball fan.  Went to 10 or 20 Dodgers games a
year from age four to college.  Then the greedy owners and greedy
players conspired to destroy my team, and destroy the game
itself.  They killed the baseball fan in me.  I continue to
watch from time to time, and take in a game now and then, but it’s not
the same.

This year, with the Cubs and Red Sox in the playoffs, I almost became a
fan again.  Now they’re gone.  Maybe next year.