Sometimes, I feel like a bad Bostonian because I’m not too concerned with the Red Sox. Sure, they are down 3-1 in the playoffs against the Cleveland Indians but if they lose tonight, it won’t really phase me. I just don’t care that much.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Red Sox. They’re the only baseball team I would consider watching and I do watch a lot of their games. If I’m lucky, I get to attend at least one a season. I want nothing more than to see them win BUT I’m not down in the dumps if they don’t.
I do have a big heart but it’s crammed to the brim with love for my one and only, the Patriots (duh). At the end of the day (and especially the Red Sox season) there is barely enough room in there for my family, let alone another sports team. 😉
I’d say it’s probably because I just like the game of football better. I have a firm grasp of the baseball basics but that’s where my knowledge ends.
It hasn’t always been easy being a football fan in a baseball town. Prior to this year, the Patriots would be in the playoffs on their way to another Super Bowl and half of the newspapers’ sports pages would be devoted to the Red Sox despite their season being months away. That’s probably why I laughed out loud Tuesday afternoon when I was listening to WEEI and I heard a Red Sox fan furious with the station’s decision to broadcast a Tom Brady interview instead of spending the full day talking about Game 4 of the ALCS. “The Red Sox are in the playoffs and you’re discussing Tom Brady?!” Yeah, Guy. Welcome to Patriots Nation’s world.
What I’m getting at is don’t get mad at Manny for saying “it’s not like the end of the world or something,” if the Sox don’t win tonight. Of course there is next year. Hell, that was Red Sox Nation’s motto for so long. And should things turn dire (which, with Beckett on the mound, isn’t too likely), just remember, the boys in Blue and Silver are there ready to welcome you back with open arms. 😀