People in Boston are crazy passionate for their sports, and rightly so. The teams out here are pretty good--well, at least the Red Sox and Patriots are. The Celtics and Bruins? Not so much.
Anyways, people out here tend to be a bit overzealous to get you to become fans of the home team. It's a bit like the Church of Scientology...."come to the dark side." I guess I don't understand people that have grown up in a city with a baseball or football team, then move here and all of the sudden become die-hard Sox or Pats fans. And I know quite a few of them. Did you just shun your childhood team? You can't do that! Please read rules 18 and 19 of this article, because it's just not right. Actually, you should read the entire article on being a true fan. It should be law.
What also bugs me is the ignorant nature of the fans here. Guess what? THERE ARE OTHER PLAYERS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THAT ARE GOOD THAT DON'T PLAY FOR THE RED SOX. Crazy, isn't it?!?! It's like they all have blinders on, and nobody else matters. As you know, we went to the Mariners-Red Sox game a couple of weeks ago. We went to eat before the game and started talking to a guy a couple of tables down about the pitchers that were starting that night. The Red Sox starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka, came over from Japan in the offseason with a bunch of hoopla and all of the fans were excited because it was his first start at Fenway Park. Our starter that night, Felix Hernandez, is a 21 year old phenom who will be a great pitcher soon. Suffice it to say that the guy I was talking to was a typical Red Sox fan and didn't know a lick about Felix and figured they'd win the game easily. Oops. Felix threw a complete game one-hit shutout (for those of you that aren't baseball fans, that's really good.) I only wish that I would've ran into that guy after the game.
Of course, I have to throw in the caveat that not all Boston fans are idiots. Just most of them.
7 years ago