Monday, October 18, 2004

Any Team but the Yankees

any team but the yankees

I'm not ready to throw in the towel on the Red Sox yet, but they have certainly dug themselves a deep hole that will be hard to climb out of. If the Red Sox do lose and the Yankees go to the World Series that means I will instantly become a National League fan, regardless of who's playing. I am certain this is true for all other die hard Red Sox fans as well. Given that, I was greatly dismayed by an article titled Red Sox Nation Still Believes published on The article ends with this disturbingly out of touch remark:

But if the Red Sox don't come through this year, fans say they are keeping their options open.

"If they lose, we do, of course, have the option of rooting for someone else," said another fan.

But fans say they aren't quite ready to say they will cheer on the Yankees in the World Series.

The absolute last 'someone else' a Red Sox fan would root for is the Yankees. How any Boston sports writer could say this is beyond me, unless they were making a sick joke. As a baseball fan we may respect the Yankees, but root for them, never.

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