Red Sox Nation

Chris - syracuse, New York
Entered on February 4, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: sports
  • Podcasts

    Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast. Learn more.

  • FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about the This I Believe project, educational opportunities and more...

  • Top Essays USB Drive

    This USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It's perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

I believe that being a Boston Red Sox fan is more fun than being a New York Yankees fan. I grew up in CT right between New York and Boston in a town that was predominantly Yankees fans. My relatives were all Yankees fans but they could not convert me to the dark side.

If you are a baseball fan you probably know that between the years of 1918 and 2005 the Red Sox did not have great success in terms of winning big games. When the day finally came that the Red Sox were victorious in the World Series I knew that all of my hard work and cheering had paid off. Yankees fans are spoiled and think that their team is entitled to winning the WS every year because of the names on their jerseys and their checkbook rosters. Through nearly 90 years of losing Red Sox fans have a clear vision of what the game is really about.

Baseball is a sport played by little kids, for fun. This is something the New York Yankees franchise forgot many years ago. However, the Red Sox still hold true to this belief, and what could be better than spending than afternoon Fenway Park. Fenway is old, rotten, and small and Sox fans wouldn’t have it any other way. The green monster, Fenway Franks, cold beers, what could be better?

Our players rock shaggy hair and beards. A sign of team comradery. Yankees players are only allowed to grow mustaches. What is that about? Sox fans drink cheap beer and celebrate a victory with some Drop Kick Murphys. Yankees fans sip wine during games and celebrate their victories with some annoying Frank Sinatra song that got old 30 years ago.

I hope this speech has shown you just how much fun being a Red Sox fan can be. We have a greater appreciaton for the game and have more fun doing it.