9) Red Sox baseball in October
Stuff Smart Ass Voice Writers Like
Published: Thursday, October 2, 2008
Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 15:11
As noted last week, Smart Ass Voice Writers do enjoy the fall season very much. Sure, the leaves change color, and the temperature drops a bit. Yes ladies, it's another excuse to go shopping and get whatever's "in" this fall. And although Tom Brady won't be joining the Patriots on the field this season, football is another reason to enjoy the fall. One aspect of fall that has become just about as normal to us as football is on Sunday, is playoff baseball in Boston. Smart Ass Voice Writers love nothing more than watching the Sox play baseball on a brisk October night.
There's something different about the city when the Sox are in playoff mode - It's like Boston 2.0. What's that? Eight o'clock class tomorrow morning? Not a good enough excuse in this town. All that means is that you'll be up early to see the headlines in the papers the next morning, "Lester dominates, Sox take Game 1". Or, you'll skip class. Maybe you were lucky enough to score tickets to one of the games. You stand there on edge, heart beating harder with every pitch, and dropping with every crack of the bat, the only thing coming between you and the field is your breath as the night gets colder. Maybe you're crammed into the Cask'n Flagon at 12 a.m. on a Wednesday night, Pedroia jersey drenched in Sam Adams. Whether you're on the couch in front of your television or at your buddies place with a plate of Chinese food to your face, there's nothing quite like playoff baseball.
Are Red Sox fans spoiled? Absolutely. Smart Ass Voice Writers not only love baseball in October, we expect it. In a league where only eight out of 30 teams make the playoffs, to expect to make the playoffs every year says a lot about the team, the fans, and the city. This Red Sox team is special. With all the injuries and problems they encountered this year, to still make the playoffs says a lot about the heart and drive of this club.
We can't get enough of the "Go Sox" on the Prudential Center, the sea of red and blue shirts coming out of the Kenmore Square T Stop,
and the Dane Cook "there's only one October!" commercials. Half the reason we chose Suffolk is because it's close to the Duck Boat parade route.
When the World Series concludes, it will be nearly four months since a Boston team last won a championship in a major sport - I'd say we're due.