Sunday, August 27, 2006

Used To Be A Red Sox Fan?

As many of you know, I love reading those "letter to the editor" columns in the New York newspapers. It gives you a true handle on how silly and stupid some people can be. On Sundays, the New York Post has a column in their sports section called "Sound Off," which is weekly take of New York sports fans opinions. I came across this interesting letter this morning:

Daring the Bosox

I used to be a Red Sox fan (I go back to Ted Williams's day) but after they lost five straight games to the Yankees, I hereby challenge them to a game of fast-pitch softball. We play Sundays at 8 a.m. at Utopia Parkway/Jewel Avenue in Queens. We have a 71-year-old guy (me) pitching for us. I like our chances.


The part about the fast-pitch softball is just silly, but what I want to know is: when did this guy give up being a Red Sox fan, before or after they won the 2004 World Series, or did he stop being a fan after the Red Sox got swept last weekend?

Of all the people I have ever known who've been Red Sox fans, NOT ONE has ever stopped being a fan, despite threats from a few to do so. Makes me wonder, if he gave up being a Red Sox fan, what is he now, a Yankee fan? I wonder where this guy's loyalties are.

They sure do print some absolutely bizarre letters in the New York papers these days.


Michael Leggett said...

I haven't given up:

I've lost tremendous amounts of sleep from last weekend;

I'll be @ Fenway Park, this Saturday Evening.

Peter N said...

If he goes back to Teddy Ballgame's days, well then, he's had so many better, much better reasons to give up on the club. I mean, well, you know what I mean. Does 1978 ring a bell. I will not give up, just like you and Mike will not. But if the time comes, and we're are suddnly nearing the Yankee September series, and we've played sub .500 ball (not going to happen), well the , there will be important questions to answer. Questons along the lines of is it worth it for Wakes or Manny to be subjected to a more serious injury while the club is floundering? But we ain't floundered, yet. Too much time left. Time that dwindles with every loss in the near future. My heart is Boston Red. Nothing will ever change. Promise.

Peter N said...

And ML, may you bring the luck of you when you are at the Fens. On this important weekend. And the week that is staring us in the face before our trip home. Hopefuly a very happy plane ride.