A SoSH thread: "Why Do You Watch?"
I've spent parts of two days thinking and writing about why I watch, but I've gotten nowhere because I'm trying to craft the perfect response.
For now: I watch because I'm addicted -- and following the Red Sox makes me so happy. In the summer, 7 PM cannot come fast enough.
Each of us are allowed to experience a finite number of Red Sox seasons -- this will be my 33rd -- and I can't believe I have witnessed two World Series championships. 2007 happened fairly logically, but part of me still cannot fathom that 2004 actually happened the way I remember it.
I watch those highlights, a few tears of joy roll down my cheek, and I'm thinking that this time there's no way it can happen again. Roberts won't steal that base, Ortiz will not drive the run in, Schilling will not pitch another inning, Foulke will not retire Clark. But, damn, those glorious bastards pull it out every single time!
And Fenway Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world.