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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

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