Yesterday as I jumped on my bicycle to pedal home after watching the Sox game in town, one angry fella walking by with his group of buddies yelled out:
Aaarrgh this suck this sucks, this fracking sucks
For once, I did not feel the same way. In fact aside from being slightly cold I did not feel much at all. As I’m sure at least some of my readers are aware, the Boston Red Sox lost yesterday to the Tampa Bay Rays, who just one year after denouncing the Devil (from their name) find themselves in the World Series. Though I’m a Bostonian born and raised, I’m quite OK with it. If we had not won the World Series in 2004, I’d probably be devastated right now, but the truth is baseball was simply not even on my list of priorities this year.
The world series win in ’04 literally freed a lot of us from our own fanaticism. That’s all any of us ever really wanted, just one world series in our lifetime. Heck, the Sox were still working off their five year championship grace period when they went and extended the grace period by winning another one last year, which was such a non-event I did not even blog about it!
Including the ALCS and the few games I attended, I probably saw less than 15 games this year (if not even fewer) which is an almost impossible number for a Bostonian resident. Sure I’m still and forever will be a Red Sox fan, but it’s just a game now. Thanks to the Sox for making the transition into the miserable cold winter slightly more bearable and entertaining. Damn it actually feels good, the Sox just lost a chance to get to the World Series and I honestly don’t care. Such words would not have ever been uttered by a Bostonian just a mere 4 years ago.
So Red Sox players, fans and organization members, do not pay attention to the ridiculous Boston media. It’s actually OK. You fought damn hard to repeat and made a very respectable comeback attempt in defense of your championship. For once, we can be proud of our loser baseball team!
You know what, usually we only do this after victories but screw it! Cue the music!
I’m gonna tell you a story
I’m gonna tell you about my town
I’m gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
Aww, it’s all about my town
Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles (aw, that’s what’s happenin’ baby)
That’s where you’ll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves (aw, but they’re cool people)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you’re my home (oh, you’re the Number One place)
Frustrated women (I mean they’re frustrated)
Have to be in by twelve o’clock (oh, that’s a shame)
But I’m wishin’ and a-hopin, oh
That just once those doors weren’t locked (I like to save time for
my baby to walk around)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you’re my home (oh, yeah)
Because I love that dirty water
Oh, oh, Boston, you’re my home (oh, yeah)
Well, I love that dirty water (I love it, baby)
I love that dirty water (I love Baw-stun)
I love that dirty water (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
I love that dirty water (I’m the man, I’m the man)
I love that dirty water (Owww!)
I love that dirty water (Come on, come on)
Lyrics to Dirty Water by The Standells
Damn it feels good to be an ex-champion.
4 responses to “To Boston & the Red Sox, It’s OK”
Funny thing is, I didn’t even know baseball was still going on. I guess I’m a lot more into football than baseball.
PS. I actually have hope in the Cardinals (And Packers), there doing pretty damn good so far…
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Hehe…I don’t blame you Justin. Usually I tune out baseball once the Sox are eliminated but this year I tuned it out before the season even began. Once that crazy fanaticism is gone it really is just a mostly boring sport to watch. There’s still nothing quite like a Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park but otherwise it’s all just noise now.
I told you those Cardinals would do well this year! My Pats looked pretty good last night…perhaps we can get the Packers-Patriots rematch in the Super Bowl we should have had last year…
I have to admit that I also to help baseball once the football season starts up. I never used to do this I guess I just do not have the time anymore.
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It’s quite understandable John, football is simply much, much more interesting to watch than baseball. Plus baseball is immensely time consuming, does anyone really have time for 162 games + playoffs? I know we don’t!