Red Sox Fans Unite! and then weep...

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  1. Ralph Summa

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    The Curse of the Bambino HBO special starts Tuesday the 16th. Narrated by Ben Affleck. I wonder if it's based on Dan Shaughnessy's book by the same name.

    Ralph
     
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    Thanks for the info. I definitely will be watching.
     
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    I think it is, in part - CHB is one of the interviewees.

    ::sigh:: Seeing this reminds me that I probably missed ESPN's "The Teammates", about Williams, Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio. This thing is just going to help perpetuate the innacurate stereotype that Red Sox fans are self-flaggellating fatalists.
     
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    I'm not a Red Sox fan (but I am definitely anti-Yankee*) but I do root for them when they're in a playoff race and this sounds interesting. I'll definitely be watching it. Thanks for the head's up.

    *No, I'm not just trying to get on the Red Sox fans' good side, I really am anti-Yankee. [​IMG]
     
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    WOW !!! Thanks from a 'bleeds pinstripes' Yankee fan ! [​IMG]
     
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    "The Teammates" is a book by David Halberstram that I am going to pick up. I was unaware that this was a TV program.

    This thing is just going to help perpetuate the innacurate stereotype that Red Sox fans are self-flaggellating fatalists. [/q]

    Jason has a point that Sox Fans are rediculously optimistic, but that mentality seems to fade away as the season progresses. Most Sox fans that I know always have doubt in their minds. My brother is a prime example. he is a 40 year Sox fan. If the Red Sox are winning 20-1 one night, before the game is even over, he'll say "Watch, they'll lose tomorrow 1-0." It's sick, but the majority of the fans I know here in CT, as well as those I encountered in my 6 years in Boston, are like this. New Englanders are typically like this with all their teams, and their superstitiousness is legendary! My brother sat in the same seat and wore the same clothes throughout the '86 series. He claims to have moved just prior to the ball going through Buckner's legs. I myself rode an excercise bike in front of the TV throughout the '86 series because that was what I was doing when Hendu hit the HR in the ALCS. I'M AN IDIOT, I KNOW! I can't recall if I moved or not. I blocked it out.

    I even attempt to use false optimism at times. Such as cheering when a pitcher comes into the game from the bullpen ready to take his beating. On the whole, I try to to be optimistic but also realistic.

    I don't believe in the curse, but I believe that I'm tired of seeing the Red Sox lose out in the end. But you never know, this could be the year...
     
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    Four games out & fading fast! Stick a fork in 'em![​IMG]
     
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    Fading fast? 7-2 during the road trip vs. Chicago, NY and Baltimore. I'd say as a Red Sox fan, born and raised here in Mass, that we are both pessimists and optimists. The last 4 years its been optimism til July and the wheels come off the bus. I feel great about our chances at this point. For the record, I am a diehard sox fan and I don't think the "Yankees Suck". 4 rings since '96 means they don't. I do hate the Yankees, though.
     
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    I'll definately be checking this out. I laughed when I saw the promo for this on HBO with "Narrated by Ben Affleck" in big bold letters. I've really only become a big Red Sox fan this season, it looks like a good thing too.

    I'd be very surprised that with the 2 game lead they have on Seattle for the WildCard, and the way that they're playing, if they didn't make the playoffs this year.

    Go Nomah! Go Sawks!

    Lowell
     
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    can you really blame the Sox? i mean, is it that the BoSox really do choke when it comes down to end, or is it just that the Yankees are always a little better?

    [​IMG]
     
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    T-Shirt seen for sale outside Yankee Stadium:
    Babe
    Bucky
    Buckner
    Any Questions ?

    Wonder what the Cubs' excuse is ?
     
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    T-Shirts outside Fenway park:
    Yankees Suck
    Jeter Sucks
    etc.


    Rivalrys are great [​IMG]
     
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    on a side note, when i was out in SF i went to a Giants game and t-shirts outside said "Go Giants, F*ck the Dodgers" (without the asterisk)
     
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    Red Sox management supposedly banned the sale of these shirts in and around Fenway. I haven't been up there this year to confirm.

    I was in NY in June and there was no shortage of "Boston Sucks" shirts.
     
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