Red Sox Nation refers to the fans of the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. The phrase "Red Sox Nation" was first coined by Boston Globe feature writer Nathan Cobb in an October 20, 1986, article about split allegiances among fans in Connecticut during the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the New York Mets. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The 1986 World Series pitted the New York Mets against the Boston Red Sox. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. The phrase was popularized by the 1996 book At Fenway: Dispatches From Red Sox Nation (ISBN 0-517-70104-9) by Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy. Dan Shaughnessy ( 20 July 1953 in Groton Massachusetts) is an American sports writer
Red Sox fans were once described by baseball commentator, Hall of Famer and former Red Sox player Dennis Eckersley as the "ultimate manic-depressive fanbase. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3 1954 nicknamed "Eck" is a former American Major League Baseball player " For all the excitement over the quality of play by the Red Sox, there is often a twinge of pessimism about the team, as the team's failures are typically blown out of proportion. Boston Globe columnist Charlie Pierce, among others, has attributed the self-perpetuating fatalism of the Nation to the intellectual legacy of the Puritans who settled Boston and instilled in the region's inhabitants a deep-seated Calvinist determinism. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, Charles P Pierce, otherwise known as Charlie Pierce, is an American Sportswriter and author A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of Worship and Doctrine, Calvinism (sometimes called the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) is a theological system and an approach to the Determinism is the philosophical Proposition that every event including human cognition and behaviour decision and action is causally determined 
In 2005 the Red Sox began offering "Official Citizenship" in Red Sox Nation. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. For a small fee, fans received a membership card with the words "Official Red Sox Nation Citizen" and access to additional Red Sox merchandise offers and newsletters. Red Sox Nation is now offering membership for a new nation, which consists of three levels of membership: "Fan Pack" for $14. 95; "Ultimate Fan Pack" for $109. 95; and "Monster Pack" for $249. 95. Included in the Monster Pack is a season subscription to MLB. tv and the guaranteed opportunity to buy two Green Monster seat tickets. The Green Monster is the nickname of the thirty-seven-foot two-inch (11  The two more expensive offers have sold out quickly.
In the summer of 2007, the Red Sox fan site on MLB. com offered "official" citizens of RSN the chance to register as candidates to become the first president of Red Sox Nation, for the 2008 season. A broad field of self-proclaimed candidates was whittled down (internally, by operators of the website) to 25, then an open-to-all online "primary" was held in August that resulted in 10 final candidates. For most of September, the ten were provided with weblogs on the website to mount their campaigns. On September 27, Tim Russert of NBC moderated a debate among six of the candidates in a hall at Boston University (three were no-shows, and Doris Kearns Goodwin withdrew from the race). Timothy John Russert II (May 7 1950 &ndash June 13 2008 was an American television Journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Doris Kearns Goodwin (born January 4, 1943 in Brooklyn New York) is an award-winning American Author and Historian. The final election, also open to the public at the same website, was held from September 28 through October 2, 2007. The winner was Jerry Remy, a former Red Sox player and current broadcast color commentator.  The following day, Remy threw out the first ball in the opening game of the Red Sox' playoff series.
Red Sox Nation is spread across the entire country because many New England natives re-locate to other parts of the country and many New England college students return home after developing a passion for the Red Sox. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the These fans can typically be found supporting their team at Red Sox games outside of Fenway Park. They keep up with the team by watching the games on satellite television, as well as through various Web sites. Members of the Nation are even known to call sports-talk radio stations in Boston long distance during the season and remain on hold, merely to be able to talk about their beloved Sox. Long distance in Telecommunications, refers to Telephone calls made outside a certain area usually characterized by an Area code outside of a Local Fans in California have created a Red Sox Nation West.
In 2005 and 2007, the Red Sox had the highest road attendance of all MLB teams. Part of this is apparently due to a large contingent of New England-based fans who fly to Red Sox away games in other ballparks. But the major reason is that the away attendance of other teams (most notably the Yankees) is skewed downward by the fact that the seating capacity of Fenway Park is only 35,000, while most stadiums hold 20,000 more people. This phenomenon among Red Sox fans has been exacerbated by Red Sox Nation references in popular culture, e. g. , films such as Fever Pitch and J. Crew catalog covers during the summer of 2007. Some sports analysts attribute the culture of Red Sox nation to be bandwagoning in the wake of their recent World Series victories in 2004 and 2007.
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