The questions keep rolling in…
- Did you watch or listen to every game?
Every single Red Sox game in the 2010 regular season. And I would have watched the post season too!
- Where’s the final post?
Can we say “better late than never?” Question 2B seems to be did you fizzle out to make a statement about Boston’s lethargic conclusion to the season? Um, yeah. Let’s go with that.
- What did you learn?
Game one, I could not correctly define “hit.” I learned a lot over the course of the season. Some of it very basic but necessary to understand the game. Some of it pretty obscure even for blue hats.
- Does your husband love you even more now?
He’s moved onto football, but he did enjoy the blog. Unfortunately, he was looking for me to become a fanatic, to embody the elation and pain felt by the team (magnified by 10), not just a fan. You’re still on your own buddy.
- Will you watch the Sox next year?
I will definitely watch the Sox next year, but I will probably not watch every game. Especially the west coast games that don’t start until 10pm and don’t end until 2am. And I know the Sox are gonna go all the way next year. But if by chance they don’t, if they are out of the running in August, I might just slack off like the rest of Red Sox Nation.
- Are you a bluehat now?
A couple days after the Sox played the Yankees in the final game of the season, ESPN premiered “Four Days in October,” a segment of the 30 for 30 documentary series. Four Days in October relived the drama of the 2004 American League Champion Series (ALCS). The Sox vs. the Yankees? The bloody sock?
I watched every game in 2010. I learned the rules of baseball and the history of the Sox. But 2010 was just one season, and what I learned was just facts. Bluehats get excited to relive Four Days in October. I’ve only experienced Pedroia’s comeback against the Yankees on opening day, the amazing first performances of Darnell McDonald and Daniel Nava, the improbable number of injuries. It seems that all these, more than the rules, more than knowing dates and statistics, are what truly makes a bluehat. Give me a few more seasons of experiences and my pink hat will be blue.