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March 15, 2010



Wow. Such unbridled negativity. Did you let NegaDan ghost-write this? : ) I can understand what you're feeling, but I don't understand this:

"Hopefully I'm wrong here, but after early disappointment from the other three teams, I think it's time just to be a fan again, and not expect too much, enjoy it as it comes."

Just being a fan doesn't mean you don't blindly believe your team is superior. In fact, I'd argue being a true fan means you believe in your team no matter what the stat sheet or their record says. A true fan keeps cheering when they're down, and exalts when they're victorious. New England fans spent several lifetimes being the underdog, the dark horse, the laughingstock. Now we've seen the promised land, seen what a championship looks like, and you'd rather go back to the days when we didn't even believe in ourselves?

I do not believe we're going back to that time. I believe that, even though we won't dominate 2 or 3 sports, we will contend. As for the Red Sox, until Mr. Henry and Co. sell the team, I believe they'll always field a championship-caliber team, even if it means some unconventional signings. Like a 32-year-old pitcher with some mileage. Being a fan doesn't involve rationality or logic. It involves the heart and the soul. Please tell me yours haven't left the building...

Derek Hixon

All I'm saying is don't expect too much from this version of the Red Sox. I don't want to blindly wave pom-pom's when we're completely reliant on our starting pitching staff being healthy all year long, that hasn't happened since...2004.

It'll be an interesting year, they always are with the Sox, but I am far away from any sort of confidence with the team. It's too strange looking and seems like a bunch of spare parts molded together.

Seeing will be believing for me - and heart is something I've never been charged of lacking, the lion still roars - just am recognizing a golden age now passed.


Hallelujah! That first paragraph made me cry.

As for your cynicism... I can understand after that ALDS. But you forget one thing about Boston: we're scrappers. We prefer to be the underdog. Things haven't really gone well for Boston sports since the C's... Perhaps this is our year? :)

And regardless of how the Sox do, your writing has improved tremendously since last season. So at least I'll have something baseball-related to look forward to.

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