My favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox. Last night was their opening game against the Yankees, their rivals. At the bottom of the fifth inning, they were losing five to one. But they came back to win nine to seven. The Red Sox have some pretty cool stories in their past. Here are some.
The Red sox used to be called the Boston Americans, only to change their name in 1908. Isn’t every baseball team American? Except the Toronto Blue Jays. Those are Canadian.
Fenway Park, the stadium where the Red Sox play, is the oldest stadium in baseball, next to Wrigley field. It was built in 1912 and today sits on Yawkey Way. What was that named after? Mr. Bob Yawkey?
The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86-year period from 1918 until 2004 because we traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.
The bloody sock: In 2004, Curt Shilling pitched during the second game of the World Series. His foot was hurt and bleeding, staining his sock. He played through the pain and ended up winning. The bloody sock, due to a ruptured tendon, is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
There are many resons to like a baseball team, but Boston has the most.