Dylan’s letter to Red Sox Nation

Another inspiring post from Dylan “And you may ask yourself, how can I serve Red Sox Nation bigger and better this offseason?” Hamilton.

Dear Red Sox Nation,

I know, I know, this has been a crazy week. I mean, wow, World Series champs……..again. I hope you all have had a great work week, wearing some form of Sox gear almost everyday and simply basking in the victory. I also hope everyone had a chance to be at, or at least watch the parade on the duck boats. Papelbon truly earned the right to be called the craziest man in baseball with his performance this year in the parade. So, I hope this letter truly finds everyone well.

I’m listening to the Talking Heads song “Once In a Lifetime” right now. You know the one, it has the chorus, “and you may find yourself, in another part of the world, and you may find yourself, in a beautiful house…” Well, and you may find yourself, as World Series champs, and you ask yourself, “well, how did I get here?” It’s a good song. Anyways, the purpose of this letter is that I know some of you are feeling a little out of place after winning this World Series. I talked about it a few days ago in my last post on here, how this title feels different. Well, I’m sending you all this letter to outline what we need to do this offseason, not as trades or signings, I’m not talking about the team here. This letter is from me to you, from Dylan to the entire Red Sox Nation.

First of all, winning the World Series on Sunday night is perfect for the Mon-Fri 9-5′ers. Come in to work Monday a little rough looking from Sunday, with a big grin on your face, looking for the closest Yankee fan. It’s awesome. Well, the week is now over, and any other sports fan would let this die down, it has been a week, and start thinking about next season, maybe football, who knows? Well, Red Sox Nation, we need not do that. This offseason, let’s ride this title out. Let’s spend the entire offseason bashing the Yankees, and really, the entire American League. After 86 years of struggle and ridicule as being 2nd best, let’s just get flat out cocky about this. I’m not saying get rid of the lovable-losers attitude, but we’re all Mass-holes in one way, shape, or form, so let’s show it. For the rest of the offseason, go ahead Red Sox Nation, and brag, brag, brag. We’re the best, let people know it. Let’s be as loud and obnoxious as we all so very well can, and let everyone know that we are all very happy about this title.

Secondly, follow the Yankees matters very closely. All this winning in the Red Sox Nation does not sit pretty in the Rotten Apple, and the few Yankee fans that are left are going to desire to break out any sort of 26 rings comment to take us off of our pedestal. Well, we can’t let this happen. Their team is in complete shambles, and odds are most Yankee fans don’t follow the team with as much devotion as we follow baseball. So, get read up on all the Yankees facts, rumors, trades, etc., and when you come in with your head held high and they come back with some “Your mom wears 26 rings” comment, back it up with “All your All-Stars are going to leave town” comments. I can’t wait for that. We always gave a huge fight to New York, but they always had us in a corner. Now we’re out, and we gotta start swinging.

Lastly Red Sox Nation, don’t forget where you came from. We are the only city, only region in America where baseball is the biggest sport around. We have the greatest football team possibly ever put together this season, but we’re a baseball town. The Sox will always be more important. It’s religion. We’ve come a long way to get here as two-time champs in less than five years. We’ve sat through a lot of struggle, and we can’t forget it. During this offseason, watch old Red Sox DVDs, read some old articles about the Curse, even try not closing your eyes when Buckner comes up on TV. We have the richest tradition in sports as Red Sox Nation, and for once, it’s time to be proud.

So, Red Sox Nation, as the buzz of this championship simmers down, I hope we all can embrace this great change that comes from winning. I hope you all have a great offseason. There’s much to discuss this winter, so stay tuned to the thefoulline.com, and don’t forget: the best way to get a Yankee fan off your front porch is to just pay for the pizza.

See you all in Fort Myers in a few months.

Sincerely,

Dylan “I’m putting all my trust in Theo about trades and free agents” Hamilton

6 Responses to “Dylan’s letter to Red Sox Nation”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Should Theo really deserve all the praise he gets? I mean lookat the free agent signings this season, JD Drew, Lugo, and DiceK… Do you think they would of won the ship without them this year? I certainly do. but than again we most certainly couldnt of won it all without his rookies, but is that Theo, or the scouting staff? Than you throw in the Gagne trade, which know one could have predicted to be such a bust! I guess my point is here is that Theo, may deserve some credit, but I still think the jury should still be out on whether or not he is the right man for the job. PS Who would you rather have Hanley or julio?

  2. Dave Says:

    I don’t think the Red SOx win the World Series without Dice K. The other two guys,I’m not so sure. I still think that Theo is the man for the job. 2 W.S.rings in 4 years speaks for itself. I do think that the scouting staff may be the most overlooked part of the Red Sox. Not only did they have the insight to recommmend the drafting of a lot of the Sox’s young talent, but they did a great job of preparing the team for the Angels, Indians, and Rockies this postseason. As for the last question, Hanley or Julio…I would rather have Beckett.
    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    I know guys that the Sox won and all, but how about the Patriots getting raped by the Referees in the game. This isnt the Colts winning the game. This is the Patriots vs the Refs, Colts and everyone who isnt a Pats fan. Its so frustrating that they have been penalized for almost 100 yrds more for shitty calls. GAH!

  4. Dave Says:

    You’re right M3,
    I can’t remember watching a game that the refs were so biased against one team. It’s like the commishioner of football directed these guys to call the game in favor of the Colts.
    But like they always do, they shoved it right down Peyton’s throat. I was working with two guys that are Cowboy fans, and these guys would not shut up when the Colts were winning. The closer the game got, the quieter they got. It really reminded me of the Yankee fans. The good news is that their precious Cowboys are on TV tonight. I may need to turn into a Eagles fan just to return the favor.

  5. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Sorry Dave but Big D just took care of Donovan and the Birds. The Pats won out in the end because Peyton BLEW IT. Peyton dropped the ball. Peyton can dwell on this game on his way to 3-4 more losses. The only problem now is that we have to hear about the Patriots going 16-0 every week. ESPN pissed me off with the Colts Pats buildup. Now the trek to the playoffs begins, the Pats look unstopable and 16-0 is a reality. If I have to listen to Wingo for the next 7 weeks Im going to freak.

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