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Calling All Fans

“Hope springs eternal”, that’s how the saying goes, and for many teams Spring Training is a hopeful time. Even with certain teams coming in with little to no realistic shot, such as the Royals and Pirates, all the teams are filled with players looking to break out and get that fat contract they’ve been dreaming of. As the season wears and certain teams emerge as utterly hopeless they began to look to dump old contracts for some young talent, there will be one team definitely not in that position: The Boston Red Sox. There is a problem I have however with this season is the fans.

The expectations are as high as they always are in ‘The Nation’ and the pressure cooker that is Fenway Park will surely be boiling each night in the peak of all sport stadiums. The rapacious faithful know how to treat a big moment on the field of dreams, but therein lays the problem. Becoming mechanical in the way we cheer is a trend that needs to stop. This robotic nature seems to be contagious and has finally spread through the entire game. We stand up and cheer in the ninth for Papelbon but what about Tim Wakefield in the third. Big moments are called such, obviously, because of their enormity in relation to the game. However, every pitch can fly out of the park or smack the catcher’s mitt. If you are paying an arm and a leg to get inside that stadium why would you just sit there? The Red Sox need the support of the fans not the silence or half-hearted attempts at a cheer. GET UP! GET LOUD! OR GET OUT!

-Brian Mac

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! We are supposedly the best fans, so we need to show it!