Now that the Red Sox have won the American League Eastern Division for the first time since 1995, it's time to get something off my chest. For the past few weeks, as the Yankees got closer to the Red Sox, a lot of what I call "The Usual Suspects" in the media were coming out with their "it's 1978 all over again" garbage in regard to the Sox lead getting smaller. Not all writers in the print and electronic media were doing it, but it seemed like it was the "chic" thing to do for some, even if it made no bloody sense at all. It was making me really angry.
There seems to be a bias against the Sox in some circles, from those who will pounce on any little thing and make a bigger deal than it really should be. There are certain writers I absolutely, positively detest, and this is as good a time as any to point out these assholes, and I hope they are sad over the fact there was no "epic collapse" in Boston this year.
They are, in no order: Bill Madden, Filip Bondy, Murray (The Chasshole) Chass, Jon Heyman, Wallace Matthews, Dan Shaughnessy, Richard Justice, and every other dimwit "sportswriter" who went out of their way to gloat over the fact the Sox lead shrunk to 1 1/2 games. The Red Sox bent, but did not break. They showed really guts and heart when things were going bad, and held on despite the so-called Yankee "juggernaut."
I think it's best to let the late, great, legendary country music icon, "The Man in Black" Johnny Cash, tell all these morons how each and every Red Sox fan feels about all the negativity from these naysayers the past few weeks, and what we think of these nitwits and their "collapse" crap. (And I apologize to you, my readers, if any of you are offended.)