Sully from Dorchester announces formation of exploratory committee

In what promises to overshadow the arrival of Dice-K as the story of the year in Boston, the Red Sox have announced their plans to hold the first ever election for the presidency of Red Sox Nation:

Calling all candidates: Someone will be elected “President of Red
Sox Nation” this season (no, John Kerry has not yet thrown his hat into
the ring).

According to the Red Sox — who announced this today as part of a
new promotional campaign to get fans to register for Red Sox Nation
citizenship — the “presidential” honor comes with tickets and a free
blog on redsox.com.

I put my support behind the two Sox fan moderators at this site, but I doubt either’s electability. SF lives in New York City, and will be painted a traitor in the unforgiving press. Paul might have a better shot as a Texas resident, as he will appeal to voters outside of the Northeast–the so-called "Post-2004 contingency". The main thing going against Paul (and SF for that matter) is his reasonability and general restraint. He does not go by first impressions alone, has not listened to WEEI in 7 years, and likes the acquisition of J.D. Drew–all positions and qualities that place himself outside the RSN mainstream.

Yanks fans find the whole affair distasteful. Our king, mad may he be, looks out for our best interests. Why trust the giddy multitude of beasts in men’s shapes?

Hat tip to Cursed To First

6 comments… add one
  • Does the fact that I think the whole idea is idiotic disqualify me?
    Nevertheless, if Nick wanted to wage a write-in campaign, I can’t say I’d refuse the offer ;-).

    Paul SF February 11, 2007, 1:43 pm
  • I didn’t love the idea of JD Drew. I also disliked the off-season bullpen strategy. But I was for the Green Monster seats before I was against them, and am now for them again. So perhaps I am viable.
    As for the New York residency thing, I do my part every day to annoy the crap out of Yankees fans, and it’s more easily done living amongst the enemy. Surely there is honor (if not bravery) in that.

    SF February 11, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Finally! LOL
    No in all seriousness I hope they don’t elect someone like Paul or SF. You 2 are way TOO rational and cerebral. I want to see someone like Sullee (AKA Young Heff) from the “White Rapper Show.” Someone who could make Yankee fans blood pressure rise just by hearing that deeeelightful accent. Someone that can wear away at the nerves of Yankee fans everywhere. Anyway best of luck Brad, you will be great!
    Just kidding Brad. It’s a slow day!

    Triskaidekaphobia February 11, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • I want to win just so I can become the “decider” for RSN. That would be cool. And idiotic.

    SF February 11, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • …i really hope this is a sick joke…the whole “red sox nation” concept is already the most [expletive deleted] marketing ploy ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting and somewhat naive group of consumers [sheep] in history…i hope sf, paul, brad, and the other guys i respect for their work on this site don’t fall for this [expletive deleted]….

    dc February 11, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • the most [expletive deleted] marketing ploy ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting and somewhat naive group of consumers [sheep] in history
    Actually, I thought this was the “cut your facial hair and you’ll play better” thing.

    SF February 12, 2007, 6:36 am

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