Much hoopla has been made over my suggestion that multiple nationally-televised Red Sox games were actually good for fans. Our pal 'Duk at Big League Stew linked the story, questioned my sanity, and declared "Thank god for Extra Innings." Well then.
I'm a die-hard, dyed in the wool Yankees fan but I would never shy away from an opportunity to salute the Red Sox organization. They're just so well run nowadays! Heck, I've got many friends who are fans of Boston (more than I have of Yankees fan friends) but they're all rational and wonderful people. None of them are crazy "Tahhmmy from Quinzee" types.
I stand by my opinion, but I'd also like to point out the fact that I once considered starting a blog called "The Sports Apologist". Obviously this never got off the ground or even materialized outside of my own noggin, but the concept would be as such: I would have taken the least popular opinions in the sportsblogosphere and defend them in a clever and/or amusing way.
I tend to do that sometimes with my Walkoff Walk pieces, like with my Omar Minaya defense or even my Willie Randolph defense. Heck, I hate the Mets, but I sure would like to see justice served for every individual who isn't really doing that bad of a job.
Hopefully I won't ever sink so low to become merely a contrarian, but if I do, please call me out on it. So I won't hesitate now to implore our entire readership to watch tonight's Red Sox-Diamondbacks matchup, as old timers Randy Johnson and Tim Wakefield face off on ESPN2 at 7PM. Please to enjoy.