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.