Friday, October 17, 2003

ah, shaddup

I won't belabor this too long (it's nearly 3am my time), but if you're not a big baseball fan (or from Boston), it's hard to understand just how badly it sucks to root for the Red Sox. Yesterday will go down as yet another total debacle in the team's franchise history. Rooting for the Red Sox is potentially one of the most futile activities in known existence - even Bostonian's are total cynics. Read Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy bemoan the Sox's ill-fated playoff series. Or, if you want a more historical perspective, the Globe has also prepared a timeline of dreams smashed and shredded. (For the record, as a teenage Sox fan who was devestated by the insanity that was Game 6 of the 1986 World Series - the infamous Bill Buckner error - this loss wasn't as bad. But it was pretty bad).