How You Became A Sox Fan??

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      I became a Sox fan in 1967, no team in Colorado until 1993 so because I was a Celtics fan it seemed natural to root for the Sox during the Impossible Dream Season, I had my share of frustrations until 2004. Just wanting to hear some of your stories.
     
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    The Braves left town....

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    [QUOTE]  I became a Sox fan in 1967, no team in Colorado until 1993 so because I was a Celtics fan it seemed natural to root for the Sox during the Impossible Dream Season, I had my share of frustrations until 2004. Just wanting to hear some of your stories.
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    For me, it was the 1975 team.  I was living in Northern California and a Giants fan.  However, I had been born in New England and was spending the Summer with my grandparents in Milford, New Hampshire.  My grandfather and I would watch the games that were televised and when they weren't, we would listen on the radio...sometimes on a little red transistor radio in his little boat while fishing New Hampshire's ponds for bass and pickerel in the evenings or on weekends.  I fell in love with that team and when I returned to California at the end of the Summer I was a Sox fan to the core.

    Moved back to New Hampshire in 1978, but that season is another story...
     
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    actually  there  were 2 reasons





    just kidding, it was my dad that MADE me a sox fan



























    and then a few yrs later



     1 thurman munson at bat  turned me into a NYY fan
     
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    [QUOTE]  I became a Sox fan in 1967, no team in Colorado until 1993 so because I was a Celtics fan it seemed natural to root for the Sox during the Impossible Dream Season, I had my share of frustrations until 2004. Just wanting to hear some of your stories.
    Posted by Colosoxman[/QUOTE]

    Age "one" 1960, even though I didn't know it yet.  My dad wouldn't have it any other way around our house.
     
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    In 1946 I was 6 years old, and I had a neighbor named Eli who 15 years old and a huge Yankee fan. He would listen every day to the Yankee games on the radio on his front porch, and always eat eclairs and drink Pepsi. Now I must say at this point that [no disrespect intended] that Eli was Jewish and I was a poor little Italin boy[my mother could hardly afford Kool-aid]. Eli would let me listen to the game on the radio, but would never offer me a drink of Pepsi or give me a bite of his eclair and I could only listen to the game from the sidewalk, and never from the porch.
    Now the only two player's I really knew were Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, so because of Eli I started  rooting for the Sox. Now if Eli had been a Sox fan, then I would be a Yankee fan today, but I am very happy with the way things turned out. I haven't seen Eli since the day he graduated from high school,, But I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Eli for helping me make that decision. 

     
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    Well I grew up in Revere MA and just loved playing baseball as a kid, so put 2 + 2 together...not to mention that the '67 Impossible Dream season happened when I was 11...that kind of sticks with you, if you know what I mean!

    Plus, I would think many here are Red Sox fans, as I am, for the simple reason that the Sox are the hometown team! That fact tends to lead people to root for a particular team too, wouldn't you think?
     
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    [QUOTE]  I became a Sox fan in 1967, no team in Colorado until 1993 so because I was a Celtics fan it seemed natural to root for the Sox during the Impossible Dream Season, I had my share of frustrations until 2004. Just wanting to hear some of your stories.
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    YAZ and my Dad!
     
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    [QUOTE]In 1946 I was 6 years old, and I had a neighbor named Eli who 15 years old and a huge Yankee fan. He would listen every day to the Yankee games on the radio on his front porch, and always eat eclairs and drink Pepsi. Now I must say at this point that [no disrespect intended] that Eli was Jewish and I was a poor little Italin boy[my mother could hardly afford Kool-aid]. Eli would let me listen to the game on the radio, but would never offer me a drink of Pepsi or give me a bite of his eclair and I could only listen to the game from the sidewalk, and never from the porch. Now the only two player's I really knew were Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, so because of Eli I started  rooting for the Sox. Now if Eli had been a Sox fan, then I would be a Yankee fan today, but I am very happy with the way things turned out. I haven't seen Eli since the day he graduated from high school,, But I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Eli for helping me make that decision. 
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    [QUOTE]In 1946 I was 6 years old, and I had a neighbor named Eli who 15 years old and a huge Yankee fan. He would listen every day to the Yankee games on the radio on his front porch, and always eat eclairs and drink Pepsi. Now I must say at this point that [no disrespect intended] that Eli was Jewish and I was a poor little Italin boy[my mother could hardly afford Kool-aid]. Eli would let me listen to the game on the radio, but would never offer me a drink of Pepsi or give me a bite of his eclair and I could only listen to the game from the sidewalk, and never from the porch. Now the only two player's I really knew were Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, so because of Eli I started  rooting for the Sox. Now if Eli had been a Sox fan, then I would be a Yankee fan today, but I am very happy with the way things turned out. I haven't seen Eli since the day he graduated from high school,, But I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Eli for helping me make that decision. 
    Posted by peanutandme[/QUOTE]

    Great Story HA HA
     
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    I goofed  on my first thread, but I too became a Sox fan in 1946. It was all about Tedy Ballgame. I was living  in Michigan and the Tiger anouncer really was a   Teddy fan. As a result I became an instant Sawks fan. I acually live and die with the team. I saw him play in old Briggs stadium several times and the right fiield stans were full one hour before the game just to watch the Splinter take BP. Greastet I ever saw. He lived near me in Fla and I met him several times and got chills when I said "there was the greatest hitter of all time". Not many have seen him play, but he certainly proved he  was the greatest ever.
     
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    It all started in 2001, Although I would say it really took off in 2003, being a little 15 year old from Canada it was the first year we could get the Direct Tv MLB package...Illegally. The same year I discovered my first heart break. To this day I pride myself on being the biggest Sox fan North of the Border. Oh and how did I become a sox fan? Well at that point in time my Grandpa had been a fan for 55 years,65 now. His reason, He also listened to every game on the radio in a very small town in Manitoba. 
     
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    Born in Boston, raised next to a baseball field. I live and breath sox 24/7. My first job was workin at the baseball card shop in Orleans on Cape Cod. I played ball on that field with a bunch of kids every day for the moment I could swing a bat and throw a ball.
     
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    Glad to see that there are at least 2 others on here who go back to 46!! I walked into the local soda shop in a small NC town in Oct of 46 where the radio was blaring out one of the world series games. Just as I got to the fountain Dom Dimag hit a double off the monster and I was hooked for life!
     
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    Injection at birth to continue 4 generations of Sox fandom. (anti-Yankee vaccination as well.)
     
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: How You Became A Sox Fan?? : I goofed  on my first thread, but I too became a Sox fan in 1946. It was all about Tedy Ballgame. I was living  in Michigan and the Tiger anouncer really was a   Teddy fan. As a result I became an instant Sawks fan. I acually live and die with the team. I saw him play in old Briggs stadium several times and the right fiield stans were full one hour before the game just to watch the Splinter take BP. Greastet I ever saw. He lived near me in Fla and I met him several times and got chills when I said "there was the greatest hitter of all time". Not many have seen him play, but he certainly proved he  was the greatest ever.
    Posted by boboinfla[/QUOTE]

    Nah....Ruth was the greatest ever.

     
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    I was born in 1956 and I became a Sox fan in the late 60's just after the Impossible Dream season.  I was able to pick up the games on the radio.  I was listening when Aparicio fell down in Detroit in 1972.  My first game at Fenway was in 1974.
     
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    I was born.
     
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     You can never argue with a 212 (area code). That speaks volumns.
     
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    I was born in Lowell 1950 I was meant to be a Red Sox fan for life
     
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    [QUOTE]I was born.
    Posted by MuellerTime19[/QUOTE]

    That was my answer.

    I was born.

    So I'll add. I was born and grew up in Hyde Park and loved Yaz and the Red Sox ever since I can remember. My first game was in 1969 when I was 5 -- I still have the program -- and the first team I really remember is the 1970 team. I don't remember 1967 but my early memories knew of 1967 if that makes sense.


     
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    My mom loved Ted and then I loved Rice and Lynn.  1975 was it for me!
     
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    1975 was probably my favorite year as a kid. I was at the right age. Lynn and Rice added excitement. And that team had most of my favorite players on it -- Yaz, Rico, Burleson, Griffin, Tiant, Lee, Fisk, Evans. What a great year.

    I remember the 1972 disappointment and the 1974 September collapse, so 1975 was just fantastic.
     
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    [QUOTE]1975 was probably my favorite year as a kid. I was at the right age. Lynn and Rice added excitement. And that team had most of my favorite players on it -- Yaz, Rico, Burleson, Griffin, Tiant, Lee, Fisk, Evans. What a great year. I remember the 1972 disappointment and the 1974 September collapse, so 1975 was just fantastic.
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    It sure was...right up until that last inning.

    Johnson should never have taken Willoughby out!Wink
     
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    I met a spoiled brat in Yankee Stadium who was obnoxious and called himself Babe. The next day I became a Red Sox fan.
     

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