A Modern Day Bro-blem

jeter_rodriguez_bro.jpgA friend once claimed me as his “heterosexual life mate.”  What does that mean?  Well, in today’s lingo he’d probably just refer to me as his “bro.”  It’s a way for guys to have the kind of friendships that women have.  Although, a fine line exists.  Once you start talking about women and your problems with them, are you still in bro territory?

Perhaps it’s easier to look at this another way.  A-Rod and Jeter?  Bros.  Clemens and Pettitte?  Bros.  Carlos Zambrano and anyone?  Probably not so much.

You get the idea.  A bro is a guy who’s there for you, who has your back and who you can just kind of hang out with and be yourself.

But what happens when bro-ness becomes more complicated?  What do you do when you’re a free agent and every season find yourself in a new city surrounded by new faces?  Unfortunately, it’s at this point that the darker side of bro-hood sometimes rears its ugly head:

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This doesn’t have to happen.  You have options.  Skype and air travel make long distance bro-lationships much more doable than in the past.  But before you can make it there, you have to make it past the ugly specter of bro-stitution.  If you ever need help, we’re just a comment away.

-A

7 Comments

I wouldn’t trust the dude with the English accent, cause he LIE’s…….LOLstros……

-peter ..who else…ho ho ho

Alan.
Not sure I can getthe same “huggy” feeling sending a smiley face to my bro via the many social media spots that have sprung up all over the place.
Does accepting a person as a “friend” on Facebook, or following them on Twitter make me an instant Bro…social Hoe or just an average media schmoe?
Hopefully a bit of each in appropriate proportions.
Ohhh! just a got a friend request from MLB…maybe they like me…Maybe they truly like me!

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

You know what they say Bros before….. well you know the phrase LOL

Bromances aren’t too bad.. good ol guys admiring their own company I suppose :P

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

Cleveland fans know nothing about bromances. All of our players get traded before they can form any solid ones.

-Amy
http://amyharber.mlblogs.com (Jobu’s Teepee)

My question is this: Which of you, Jeff and Allen, is the Brostitute and which is the John?

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

No brainer. Jeff = Brostitute. Al = The John. Ya think I gotta pay for that sorta thing? Hardly ;-)
–Jeff

I see bro-lationships in the Red Sox’s minor league teams, but not really with the big league club. If only Beltre let people pet his head…
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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