Hello everyone in Red Sox Nation, I am a regular poster over at Halos Heaven (the Angels SB nation blog). I have somewhat of a dilemma and was hoping you guys may be able to help me.
You see, I have a neighbor here in SoCal that is a Boston transplant (he moved out here about two months ago) and obviously loves the Sox (but interestingly loves the Miami Dolphins instead of the Patriots). We've become good buddies because we both love baseball, but I have a hard time not despising the Red Sox because they have owned my team.
Now the one thing we do share in common is our hatred of the Yankees, and my Angels have owned them even more than the Sox have the last ten years or so. But he comes over to my house and watches the Sox and I have a hard time not being a little harsh on them because they just keep killing the Angels year after year. My only hope is that this year this trend reverses and I can start to not be so bitter.
Oh this might interest you as well--he's been looking for work so I got him a job with me vending at Angel Stadium starting today versus Kansas City. He also claims he'll have to make the Angels his second favorite team with him working there and us being friends and all, but can you guys figure out how I can be more kind to my friend in this dilemma?
I mean soon when the Angels and Sox go head to head, how do you not go to blows with the guy? Please help me find reasons to not hate the Sox so much...