Nah. Not after his senseless, pointless, ridiculous column about Cal Ripken. But still...I suspended my lifetime ban of all things Simmons-related after spotting "Red Sox" and "bandwagon" in the headlines of one of articles...too perfect to pass up and maybe he admits, as I've been claiming for the past 5 years (even BEFORE 2004...it was only a matter of time before the Red Sox won a World Series) that it was pointless for Red Sox fans to hate the Yankees because they ARE the Yankees...and lo and behold, he did not dissapoint:
"...we've kinda sorta maybe turned into the Yankees. Like them, we spend more money than everyone else. Like them, we make expensive roster mistakes (Drew, Lugo, Matt Clement, Edgar Rentería, et al.) without any repercussions. Like them, we're detested by opposing fans because we invade their stadiums and taunt their teams. And like them, we're sucking in all the soulless bandwagon kids who pick their favorite teams in first grade based on winning percentages and superstars."
Ahhh...sweet vindication. The mouthpiece of the Red Sox nation freely admits they are the Yankees. I am at peace once more.
Now you'll excuse me if I go see how the Orioles will humiliate themselves today...I don't know maybe B-Rob, Tejada, Millar, Hernandez and Mora all collide on a pop-up knocking them all unconcious forcing Garrett Olson, Brian Burres, or whatever other horrific starter they have throwing tonight to chase the runner all the way around the bases in Keystone Cop fashion ultimately resulting in baseball's first infield inside the park homerun.