Did you see this column written by Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe earlier this week before the World Series began? He comes right out and says that Red Sox Nation should be rooting for the Yankees in this World Series.
Yep, you read that right. Rooting for the Yankees to win their 27th championship.
Not a chance, pal.
Massarotti basically says the spark has gone out of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, and that rooting for them will light a competitive fire under the Red Sox. He doesn't come right out and say it, but he hints that the two championships won by the Red Sox this decade has made them lazy and content with what they've accomplished.
What a load of horse dung this is.
Massarotti just doesn't get it. As a Red Sox fan for most of my life, there is no possible way, no possible circumstance that would EVER have me pull for the New York Yankees. I didn't root for them in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. (And I want to find these "Red Sox fans" who were supposedly pulling for them in that World Series. I have never met even ONE.)
I come from a long line of Mets fans/Yankee haters. I have been around their entitled, obnoxious and arrogant fans my entire life, and seeing them with another title would simply make them that much more arrogant (if that's even possible).
And c'mon, Massarotti, do you think the Sox aren't motivated RIGHT NOW to get better, just seeing New York win another division, and in another World Series?
You don't speak for ANYONE in Red Sox Nation, pal. You want to root for those bastards, go right ahead. Count me out. If they win this series, so be it.
You'll never see me cheer for them. Not under any circumstance. Not for any reason.