The Survival Guide for Red Sox Fans in New York City

richard thalerContributor IMay 15, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 05:  (L-R) Josh Beckett #19, Nick Green #22, and Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox look on against the New York Yankees on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Survival Guide for Red Sox Fans in New York City 

While New York is a truly interesting and dynamic city, the months from April until the end of October can be difficult.

Native New Yorkers, with exception of die hard Met fans, can be hard to endure when it comes to baseball. They have yet to learn that in the new millenium the baseball firmament has been reordered.

Yankee fans are particularly obnoxious in October, which has been a very cruel and empty month for them this century. Freud would call their nastiness toward Red Sox fans in New York a “wicked bad” case of projection.

The good news is that there are multiple places and ways to avoid them and surround yourself with the more cultured, educated and amusing species of New Yorkers know as the Blohards (Benevolent Loyal Order of Honorable Ancient Red Sox Diehahhhhhd Sufferers of NY). The folks can be found at their semi-annual meetings at the Yale Club when our team comes to town as well as some truly extraordinary watering holes around Manhattan. If you are such a cultured, educated and amusing individual, please check out the attached list of “Life Lines,” as well as the general site of the Blohards: