Sox fans, make sure your fingernails are long. Make sure your superstitions are in order. And make sure you watch tonight’s opening game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The World Series is upon us.
The Red Sox have captured the hearts of Boston, once again. Just when all seems improbable the Sox rise from the ashes of a 69-93 season with new manager John Farrell at the helm. Boston has been buzzing with anticipation this week.
With another championship (or title) appearance from a native Boston sports team comes the expectations. We as Boston regional sports fans have been spoiled. First the Pats’ dynasty, then the Sox end the 86 year curse, and titles by both the Celtics and Bruins in the past decade. Boston has become a hot-bed for successful sports franchises’ and hopefully the pressure is not put on the Red Sox to succeed.
As sports fans, we tend to get carried away with our expectations and standards. This series should not be about that. Instead focus on what this team encompasses; heart, determination, perseverance, grit, and above all #bloodsweatbeards.