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
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