October 20, 2008

Rays' Mojo Pounds Down Sox

Tampa Bay looks intimidation in the face and hocks a huge, stanky loogie.

Many (not all) Sawx fans are getting a huge helping of humble pie this morning and they need to eat every crumb.

Look, I've lived in Red Sox nation my whole life and up until Boston finally broke the curse with that incredible comeback I've commiserated with the crap they've had to put up with from Yankees fans. They stood by loyally and cheered their team on every year even as their hopes would often come crashing down by Labor Day. They lived and died (all too often) with every season.

But something has happened in the last couple of years and I've seen a lot of Sox fans turn into everything they ever hated - lousy winners. With the wins came arrogance.

And a lot them have become absolutely insufferable.

So take the loss in stride, guys. You played well but you ultimately got beat by a younger, hungrier team. Be respectful. Congratulate them. A lot of America came rallying to your side when you stomped the Yanks in the 2004 ALCS. Remember that.

Posted by Gary at October 20, 2008 06:32 AM | TrackBack