An open letter to Boston sports fans: Let the Red Sox cure what ails you
The Guru Contributing Writer
I know it’s been a tough week Boston sports fans. The Bruins lost their grip on the Stanley Cup in a matter of seconds. The Celtics lost their head coach, their intense leader and they lost The Truth. As for the Patriots? Well, you know, things don't look so good. The Pats are getting a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. At least they got you a Tim Tebow. *insert unicorns and rainbows here*
While you were rolled up in the fetal position weeping into your Tyler Seguin jersey, the Red Sox have been sitting atop the American League East. And the Yankees are fading faster than Aaron Hernandez’ chance of wearing a color other than bright orange again. Too soon?
New England fans, it’s time to embrace a team no one gave a chance. 41 of the 43 "experts" at ESPN had the Red Sox finishing out of contention this year. Even Nomah counted you out. Yet, here we are at the halfway mark of the season and the Red Sox are 48-36. They lead the division by 3 ½ games. This year’s collection of gritty veterans, surprising rookies and bearded Bunyan’s have the best record in the American League.
It’s time to dig your old dirty Red Sox hat out of the closet, no one even cares if it's pink. You can wear it with pride again. The summer is just heating up and there is a whole lot of good baseball left to play. Let the Sox be your Dr. Phil and help you forget your other loves for a while. Now, now, there, there, the Red Sox will make it all better.