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Christopher L. Gasper

Let’s give these Red Sox a chance

These are dark days in Boston baseball. Rarely in Red Sox history has the Olde Towne Team been this disregarded and disliked in its own town. The natives of Red Sox Nation are restless and unrelenting in their resentment of the Sox.

A once coyly skeptical fanbase has become completely cynical of anything associated with Yawkey Way, even reduced concession prices. After an epic collapse in 2011 and a last-place implosion in 2012, full of backbiting and bad baseball, the 2013 Red Sox are carrying the considerable baggage of their deplorable predecessors.

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