The Long-Suffering Sox Fan Shtick is Back!
From the NYT
The ghosts were supposed to be exiled, the curses broken.
But if the Red Sox fail to make the playoffs, and in historic fashion, those good feelings could be washed away and a new curse may emerge for fans to suffer under.
Next up: How baseball is a metaphor for life, tired Shakespearean analogies, interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, a new curse name (nominee: Curse of Manny), etc.
Of course, the NYT was lecturing us after the 2004 World Series: ‘With Nothing Left to Win, Fans of the Red Sox Suddenly Feel a Loss.’
… We suffer when we win. We suffer when we lose. No matter what, we suffer. Ah, Red Sox fans! Ah, humanity! …
As for the Sox this year, they bore me. They’ve bored me all year. And last year. They’re a boring team with a completely overrated pitching staff. ... Previous anti-poignant-pain posts here
P.S. -- At Soxaholix
, Marty is throwing cheap shots again.