As if Massarotti's column wasn't enough, read this from today's New York Times.
This guy, Joe Nocera, who claims to be a "card-carrying member of Red Sox Nation" since the 1950s and '60s, is actually "warming up to the Yankees" and even refers to them as "underdogs." (Nobody with the payroll they've got are "underdogs.") He seems to get all warm and fuzzy about George Steinbrenner now that he's "old and sick."
Oh, pass the vomit bag, please.
He concludes his betrayal with this:
The Phillies, to be sure, are very good; other, less biased observers have also predicted that they’ll win the series. During that first game, the Yankees were thoroughly outclassed by the star pitcher, Cliff Lee. Around the seventh inning, fans started murmuring to each other: “If we have to face this guy three times, we’ve got a problem.” And that’s when I knew I was rooting for the Yankees.
They were finally the underdog. Isn’t that who Red Sox fans always root for?
No, buddy. Red Sox fans may root for an underdog, but NEVER anyone wearing pinstripes. Your warped mind may think they are an "underdog," but try passing that palaver off on any Sox fan who has ever had "1918" or any of that "curse" crap yelled at them in the past.