Hate to say it, but it's time to tell you the truth: Little League is over. Your days as a D-III college athlete are done. High school sports have come to an end. You're no longer a part of the team. Be cautious when using "we" to refer to your favorite team. Maybe hold off on getting that custom-made jersey with your name and number on the back. Think twice about stanning your favorite players on Twitter. Ultimately, all of this is to say that it's important for all of us to realize our place as fans. We're observers. Passionate ones, yes. But at the end of the day, we're still observers. Don't get your role misconstrued. Enjoy the game, but don't take it too personally if the chips don't fall where you hoped they would.