The concept of being an Overseas Fan is not new to the Red Sox, but just recently we have had the chance to personally meet a very serious Overseas Fan right in our own backyard.
You never know where you will find an Overseas Fan, that's for sure.
He is a youngster that is new to the game, new to the Boston Red Sox, and is one of the most dedicated fans you will ever bump into. He has a Red Sox jersey. He has a Red Sox baseball cap. He even has a Red Sox key chain.
Yet he has never been to a single Red Sox game at Fenway.
His name is Micha, he is nine years old, and he has discovered that greatest of American sports called baseball through the Boston Red Sox.
He is a huge fan of Big Papi.
He is also very curious as to how the game works, what the players are doing on the field, and what all the statistical acronyms mean. This got us to thinking that we could pull together a series of helpful articles to lightly cover the basics of the various statistics that are often discussed here on RedSoxLife.com to help our budding Overseas Fan.
Watch for these coming soon and feel free to tweet a statistic you would like to have featured.
Little Overseas Fan in Everyone (foto by Andrew)
Now an Overseas Fan does not necessarily mean that you have to live overseas and worship our glorious world champions from afar. You can for example be someone from overseas that happens to live in the Red Sox Nation at this moment.
An alert reader, Andrew, sent in this shot of what is clearly an Overseas Fan that has made the pilgrimage to the Red Sox Nation.
Note the Dutch and American flags on the bumper that highlight the Red Sox licence plate.
There is a little Overseas Fan in everyone it seems.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell