Red Sox Fans – Sportsattitudes Salutes You In Your Time Of Need

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.

They…watch…every…pitch.  Of…every…game.

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 fansbaseballs 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.


About sportsattitudes

I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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13 Responses to Red Sox Fans – Sportsattitudes Salutes You In Your Time Of Need

  1. Troy Beckman says:

    I, for one, am loving every moment of the Red Sox collapse and hope for its full completion to come to pass late next week. However, it won’t be Tampa Bay playing the role of vulture, but a certain team from the west coast — the same team that registered its own epic implosion in 1995. Go Halos!

    Not everybody believes Boston fans are truly die-hard. Here’s a clip of Bob Ryan ripping Boston fans and lamenting “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway.

    The other guy takes a dig at Anaheim at the end, but he is clearly confusing the Angels with Dodgers fans 🙂 Cheers!


  2. Troy…the Halos? Really? You know, that doesn’t trouble me nearly as much as quoting Bob R. That troubles me…but hey, great to see you still active in the blogosphere and I look forward to more of your posts…just not about the LA/Anaheim/California Angels.


    • Troy Beckman says:

      Fair enough and I am certainly not a fan of Bob R, so apologies for spreading that litter here.

      But I figure I’ve gotta carry the torch and go against the grain of the east coast sports machine, which receives plenty of fluffing from the four letter network. As a west coast sports fan (yes, we exist) that hates New York and Boston sports teams, it’s my duty.


  3. Jup says:

    This Sox fan thanks you for your well wishes. Living and dying with your baseball team is so much more difficult when they are mirroring Charlie Sheen….


    • Jup, always a pleasure. I look forward to seeing Boston in the World Series….and Charlie Sheen’s next television project (the train wreck factor – you know you shouldn’t watch but you can’t take your eyes off it…)


  4. FireDannyAinge says:

    Not every fan is a real fan but some of us are.

    This isn’t killing me with pain. It is pissing me off with anger.

    I have been to where the Angels play and half the people there arrive in the 4th inning and leave in the 8th. They don’t even know who their own players are.

    Bob Ryan is a Boston hater. He has never had this towns back so to quote that old piece of garbage as your proof means you have no proof.

    Someone should smack Bob Ryan and if you don’t know what I mean when I say that then this just proves you know nothing about Boston as a city or a sports town.

    Gotta love the color green. AKA jade, moss and jealousy. I happen to hate the color of green:)

    P.S.- Bruce, I am a fan of you:)


  5. toosoxy says:

    Wow, Bruce. This is your best work, I think. I am going to nominate you for Lauren’s Favorite Post of the Day simply for using the term terrorist to describe Tampa fans. But there’s some stiff competition with this post I read about how the world is going to end when space junk falls out of the sky tomorrow.


  6. tophatal says:


    There’s a rumor going around that there a euthanasia group waiting on the Red Sox ? Any truth to that at all ?

    The Madness of King George ……..

    Here’s my take on the Bosox and for your added pleasure on college football . Is Steve Spurrier that much of an a-hole ? Chime in with a comment as and when ready . Simply click on the link shown to view .

    tophatal ………….


  7. chappy81 says:

    Hmmm, I have to say I’m rooting for Tampa. I guess it’s the A’s fan/loving the smaller market team more than Goliath in this instance. I was happy to see the Angels pretty much get eliminated last night losing to my A’s! We returned the favor they gave us a couple years ago…

    I can’t stand Boston or NY, so go Tampa, and go Detroit!!


  8. toosoxy says:

    Chappy! Say it ain’t so.<- a Weezer song. Listen to it, because it expresses my great feelings of betrayal.
    SA-Jacoby Ellsbury won yesterday. I mean, the Red Sox lost twice. But Jacoby Ellsbury WON. He will save us all.


    • chappy81 says:

      Sorry soxy, I’m just not that into the Sox. They spend like it’s going out of style to cover up other crappy signings. Coming from a fanbase that has no money or refuses to spend it depending on how you look at it, I will always root for the little guys aka The Rays…


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