Some of my most loyal readers are Red Sox fans.
Then again, the word “fans” is so inadequate. These people, like many here in Philadelphia, take an almost daily roller-coaster ride as their beloved baseball team plays 162 times. Pushing themselves to the limit, these “fans” stay up late through East Coast rain delays and West Coast start times alike.
And they are in pain right now.
The Boston Red Sox have picked a fairly unfortunate time of the year to stop playing winning baseball. Actor Charlie Sheen seems to be the person most closely associated with the word “winning” these days…and the Sox have staggered their way through the last couple of weeks of life like, well…Charlie’s former, recently deceased character used to on TV’s “Two And A Half Men.” (Was it really acting…?)
The advantage slumping Boston has left on the surging Tampa Bay Rays and the LA/Anaheim/California Angels? Two And A Half.
All you Red Sox “fans”…stay strong and don’t let the terrorists win.
Anyone who wants Tampa Bay to make the playoffs and have MLB post-season tickets readily available for walk-up fans…baseballs bouncing off the maze of walkways in their transparent roof, etc. is considered a terrorist for purposes of this post…a baseball terrorist.
Same for anyone rooting for a team that doesn’t even know what to call itself. Puh-leeze.
Best Wishes, Boston.