Friday, October 15, 2004
Red Sox angst watch.
It's that time again:
Research shows that the dread of repeated disappointment — a feeling familiar to even casual Sox fans — can turn an iron stomach queasy, a cheery person into a grouch, and can trigger such strong waves of shuddering apprehension that the most sedate fan may impulsively jump up and flick off the television.
Perhaps worse news: It's contagious. Emotions can spread quickly from person to person, so it's only a matter of time before the tense, drawn faces in coffee lines or on the T spread to those who think they are immune.
Yup: Time to ponder the social psychology of being a Red Sox fan. Oh sweet agony!
("Red Sox Fever? Check These Symptoms," Beth Daley, Boston Globe 10.15.04)
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 15 October 2004 at 8:27 AM