Don’t you root for teams because of who is on them?
Don’t you want to have the same guys and women on the team for a period of time.
Isn’t it sad when a beloved player leaves your team.
Others argue about agents like Scott Boras or teams’ crying about being in the financial poorhouse.
I agree with all these sentiments. What hurts the most is the revolving door. Winn might be a great guy and a decent player, but we now have to start a new relationship with this guy who we don’t really know. Worse, we lose our relationship with a guy we really liked.
What we like about celebrity, and sports stars are celebrities, is the kinship we develop with the person.