Red Sox Nation: The Term That Defines The Fans Of Boston Red Sox
The city of Boston is often identified by the passion that the residents show for their home team of baseball- Boston Red Sox. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the whole country
The city of Boston is often identified by the passion that the residents show for their home team of baseball- Boston Red Sox. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the whole country of USA and Red Sox is one of the most celebrated teams that plays in the Major League Baseball. Red Sox is not only known for the enriched heritage and recent success but it is also popular for its ardent fans and admirers who are often fanaticism and their love & devotion for their team. Fans of this baseball team are known as Red Sox Nation, a term coined by Nathan Cobb in the year 1986.
For a devoted baseball enthusiast, the fandom is all about hope, celebration, disappointment and heartaches. For Red Sox Nation the situation is no different. The recent success of the team delights every fan associated with it while they were extremely disappointed when Red Sox could not win World Series Title for 86 years. For all the people who were born and raised in New England, the admiration and support for Red Sox passed from generation to generation. Supporting the team forms an essential part of tradition. Not only the team is important in the life of Boston people but also the lifestyle, belief and behavior of the fans depend considerably on it. The young hearts try to imitate the star players of the team.
The old people who cannot go to the stadium never misses any match of Red Sox at their own TV. David Barcomb, one of the noted financial advisors of this city also follows the matches of Boston Red Sox closely. His love and devotion towards the club is profound and since his childhood he ardently followed every match of this team. As any other follower he was deeply depressed when the Red Socks could not win the prestigious World Series Titles. But the streak of failure ended in the year 2007 when Boston Red Socks again lifted the trophy. It was the most delightful time for all the fans of Red Socks as finally the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ ends. Red Sox again won the World Series Title in the year 2013.
Red Cox Nation, how the fans of this team are called are very sentimental about the performance of their team. While a win over the rivals (New York Yankees) is highly cheered and celebrated, a loss triggers disappointing faces with swollen hearts. The team is almost a religion of them. It is often said that to be a Red Sox fan is not an easy task. Every admirer must have a thick skin as in case of losing critical games they are often mocked by the fans of other teams especially by the fans of New York Yankees, the arch rivals of Red Socks. David Barcomb believes that a true fan of this team must show the attributes of spirited strength, integrity, and brotherhood. The stadium and the team are holy for them. Fans should reflect their devotion by their attachment with the team and not by external provocations.