A 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:
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.