It started almost right away. After the second game of the season. (Although, it probably started even before that.)
If the Sox don't fix that, they're doomed. Whatever "that" was, it was impending terror.
Sometimes they were smart enough to qualify it. "I know it's just the second game of the season, but..."
The EEIdiots were actually calling it a good thing. After all, they'd trade dedication for apathy any day of the week.
And, I agree with that part. I'd much prefer dedication. The problem with their statement is that overreaction is not the same as dedication. It's also not the opposite of apathy.
You can be dedicated and not overreact to everything. You can follow every pitch. You can be elated when they win. You can be nervous when they're losing. Heck, you can have your whole day ruined when the lose. That's all about being dedicated.
But, why does having one day ruined have to mean the rest of them will be ruined? Why do you have to make a big deal out of every detail? Out of every belt buckle. Because overreacting to everything isn't a badge of honor. It's not as simple as why "Boston is such a tough place to play." Why do we as sports fans feel that harping on a mistake makes Boston any better of a place than anywhere else? Being irrational shouldn't be a good thing.
So we should certainly strive to follow the team. We should follow them closely. Every game. Go to Fenway every night. Fill the place. But, keep it all in check. A loss isn't the end of the world. A win doesn't mean they should plan the parade route.
But, it does mean that they've had a pretty good few hours.
And that's probably enough.
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