As if last night's victory wasn't enough, here's another tidbit that really made my day:
Friday, July 4, 2008
Red Sox Nation
Conn. is a Red Sox state?
HAMDEN (AP) -- Connecticut baseball fans are not fickle, but for the first time in five years the Red Sox have edged the Yankees in a poll of fan popularity.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows that 41 percent back Boston while 40 percent support the New York Yankees.
The New York Mets have the undying love of 9 percent of the fans polled.
Fairfield County remains Yankee territory while Hartford County and eastern Connecticut are a big part of Red Sox Nation.
Coincidentally, the Red Sox open a series against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
About 43 percent last year said they root for the Bronx Bombers, while citizens of Red Sox Nation comprised about 37 percent. Another 10 percent were New York Mets loyalists.