Thursday, October 8, 2009


I've never been to Boston. And to be honest, I don't think I'll ever make it there.

It may be a lovely town and I hear that I'd probably really enjoy it. That's a very good possibility, as I usually do enjoy visiting new places. I love wandering around random cities and seeing what they have to offer. I've never spent much time on the east coast (other than NYC) so, Boston would be probably the next logical place to check out.

But I'll never go there for one reason, and one reason only.

Because I hate the fucking Red Sox. I hate everything about them.

I'm sure real Red Sox fans (ones that don't think baseball was invented in October of 2004) are a different breed since they've grown up around the team and rooted for them their whole lives, but everywhere else in this country it's another story.

It's like a flashback to the early 90s when everyone wore Raiders hats and Kings jackets because it was 'gangster'. Now, everyone is big supporter of the working class and the Red Sox are the team that represents them.

I was a big fan of baseball when I was little (yes, I was a Yankees fan growing up and I still root for them, so I don't have much room to talk, but this is my blog. Get your own.) and followed it casually ever since I got out of high school. I never heard anyone talk about baseball in general, let alone get specific enough to name drop a team. But once 2004 came around the Red Sox started doing well all I heard about was that this was the year they were going to break "The Curse."

The Red Sox are the epitome of a bandwagon team. And it doesn't end there, either. I don't care about hockey, but I hate the Bruins. And it almost pains me to say it, but I hate the Celtics, too. And that bothers me because I really, really like KG, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce—and now Rasheed Wallace. I really want to like that team, but as long as their jersey says BOSTON across the front, I just can't bring myself to wish them anything but the worst.

I don't want to jinx anything, but man I hope the Angels win so I don't have to hear about the fucking Bo Sox anymore for another year.

Kind of a shame though. I hear Boston has some great vegan food.

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