Boston Rex Sox can still stand and deliver!

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    Oct 21, 2007 3:35 AM GMT
    It is difficult to explain the relationship between the Red Sox and their fans.

    It was a long hard road between 1918 and 2004. But in those years, even the gay guys stood buy our team.

    If you were born and raised in New England, you are a Sox fan. If you were born and raised in Connecticut, like I was, I depended on where in CT you were to determine who you rooted for; Yankees or Sox. There is the part of CT that is, in my mind, part of New York City, and then there is the rest of us.

    I remember sitting in my father's lap watching the 1975 world series starring the Sox and somebody else. It doesn't matter who else it was. We didn't win, it was a horrible defeat, like it was for so many years, but what I remember is sitting on my Dad's lap watching the series on TV.

    I love that WE won in 2004. And I don't care if we win again in my lifetime. What matters is the memories that the Red Sox brought to my life. My Dad used to go to Boston to the games and bring home sourveniers. One time he brought home a foul ball.

    I was the youngest of six and even at that young age, I was the gay one. But Dad didn't care. All he cared about was that me and my brother, who was only a year older than me, sat on his lap and watched the game.

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    Oct 21, 2007 2:41 PM GMT
    Great story Notarealjock. I am glad that you had the Redsox to bond with your dad. BTW- it was the Cincinnati Reds that beat the Sox in 1975. I have a few friends that are diehard Sox fans.
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    Oct 21, 2007 8:26 PM GMT
    GO TRIBEThis Game 7 is going to be a disappointment Boston....

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    Oct 21, 2007 10:01 PM GMT
    Right there with you NRJ. Tonight, I'm watching with so many hopes and desires balled up, I might explode, no matter what the outcome.

    I still remember sitting there watching when they finally won in 2004. I just sat in stunned silence and when I was finally able to speak it was just "They did it" over and over again. It was the first thing I thought of the next morning "The Red Sox won the World Series."

    NRJ, did you see Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino? Great flic and I highly recommend it if you haven't.

    And last but not least:

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    Oct 21, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    I did not watch "Reverse the Curse". I'm one of those people who, when I watch the whole game, the lose.

    Last night was the first time in a while that I watched each and every pitch from start to finish and they won.

    So I try not to fill my head with RedSox "stuff". I go with the flow.

    I guess OSBF didn't really get the point that some of this is not about actual baseball. It's about what is created by a team spirit, even if it is as simple as a bond between a dad and his son.

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    Oct 21, 2007 10:40 PM GMT
    To RSportgy:

    Thanks, and now I remember, it was the Reds. I guess it wasn't that important to me because I was so young and who won or lost wasn't what is was about for me.

    That was the last time I remember being that close to my dad, I remember his smell and remember his around around my waist as I sat on his knee, making me feel safe, no matter what happened. My brother sat on the other knee and I have asked him about it and he doesn't remember. That's too bad. I learned to forgive my dad along time ago.

    Wow, I really need to stay away from this topic. It can get to be too much some times.

    But thanks for letting me vent a bit. It's been quite cathartic.

    Go SOX, and if not, there's always next year, and another son might sit on his dads knee to watch the game together.