With no ball game yesterday nor today, I talk Red Sox fandom with fellow transplanted New Englander Maura A. Smith.
We discussed why 2013 is already one of our favorite teams, thoughts on the Fox announcers, remembered when being a Red Sox fan wasn’t cool, watching 2004 while living in New York and putting Jimmies on our Ice Cream.
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It is THE SUNDAY REQUEST on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Do you think Fenway is becoming similar to soccer crowds after the “Myers” chant on Friday? Happened last season too …. @sullybaseball
— Vicki Grimbley (@Grimbers78) October 6, 2013
I love the Myers chant. Trust me, sarcasm and ball busting is nothing new in Boston!
Meanwhile Sonny Gray, Stephen Vogt, David Ortiz and Koli Uehara all earned full WOO’s.
Justin Verlander and James Loney earned half WOO’s.
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Pending a failed physical or other unforeseen mishap, Kevin Youkilis will be manning third base and wearing pinstripes when the Red Sox open the 2013 season at Yankee Stadium on April 1. Amazingly, it won’t be until July 19 that the teams will square off in Boston, giving Fenway Park fans their first chance to see their former favorite son in a New York uniform.
Red Sox Nation had an opportunity to adjust to life with Youk in the visitor’s dugout when the White Sox visited Fenway shortly after his trade to Chicago last summer, but this is a much different situation. Boston fans may develop a kinder, gentler hatred for the Yankees since 2004, but there is something about seeing a former Red Sox in enemy colors that still tugs at the heartstrings.
Here’s a look back at some of the biggest Boston heroes to wind up in the Bronx — and how they fared on their Fenway returns. Read the rest of this entry