Sox Fans Curse Themselves for Missing Comeback

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2008 2:44 PM CDT
Sox Fans Curse Themselves for Missing Comeback
Fans cheer as the Boston Red Sox take the field for a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Red Sox nation is secretly grieving. Sure, the Sox pulled off one of the most incredible comebacks ever on Thursday, but precious few were actually watching. Many among the Fenway Faithful didn’t exactly live up to their name, the Boston Globe reports. “It was 7-0,” laments one fan who left the park early. “I feel this incredible guilt, like letting an old friend down.”

All across New England, TVs winked out early as fans gave up, went to bed, or turned on Letterman. Then they got their morning papers, and the wailing began. “I'm a little bummed. Feel like an idiot for not saying up another half-hour,” said one fan. Those who stayed up of course get huge bragging rights “You got to have faith, you know,” said one 67-year-old who caught the comeback. “You got to.” (More baseball stories.)

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