1. ALCS Game Five Reflections: Oh We of Little Faith!

    How, Red Sox Nation, can we have won tonight? How can it be that, after seeing Boston down 7-0 entering the seventh, I am reeling right now with joy? To be sure, I play “Don’t Stop Believing” at regular intervals this time of year...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 434 reads 6 comments

  2. American League Championship Scuffling (A Boston Tradition)

    There are losses, and then there are losses. These last two were definitive losses. They were kick-in-the-gut losses, mind-numbing losses, losses that leave a fan down. One was a five-and-a-half hour fiasco, and one, a quick, sharp blow to the head..

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 762 reads 2 comments

  3. The Sox Optimists' Catalog (or, 10 Reasons the Rays are Going Down)

    Gloom is more respectful of tradition, but I could never help being an optimist. A Red Sox fan, yes, and an optimist, even before 2004. Expect the worst, but hope for the best. It's still my policy...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 1,105 reads 3 comments

  4. Recap: Lester Brings It, Bay Belts One Out and Ellsbury Breaks the Sound Barrier

    For all the things I miss about the East Coast – and for all my plans to move back there just as soon as employment allows – I don't mind saying that tonight I was glad to be on Pacific Time...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  5. Report Card Woes (A Sox Fan's Gentle Complaint)

    Every season has its own traditions, but most of my favorites come in autumn. This part of the year has it all, from hot apple cider and hayrides to pumpkin carving and chances to watch trees turn fiery...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  6. Rest Easy, Red Sox Nation: We Still Know How to Suffer

    It isn’t like the old days, you know. Of course you know. It used to be all about suffering and agony, and loving this team meant pain...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 542 reads 2 comments

  7. Is This the Captain's Last Hurrah? This Writer Doubts It.

    The season’s winding down, there’s a chill in the air, and the countdown of regular season games is at single digits...

    FenWest Written by FenWest about almost 6 years ago 282 reads 4 comments