Let’s clear something up here. Murray Chass is wrong. It makes absolutely no difference if the Red Sox win a World Series and don’t have to go through New York. His article telegraphs the local spin that will occur if that scenario plays out: the championship is sullied or somehow lessened because the Sox didn’t beat the Yankees. WRONG. One isolated anonymous emailing fan named “Daniel” (now there’s some ballsy sourcing, Murray) can’t change the fact that Chass is trying to pre-tarnish any Red Sox championship.
If the Sox win, they are the champs, and it will mean the world to us, Yankees roadkill or not.