The recent tragedy that occurred outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day proved that some fans take their allegiances too far and can take harmful rivalries to unnecessary, yet serious levels.
Boston fans realize the intensity that comes with a rivalry, as they are joined in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports with the New York Yankees. Boston and New York fans can get in some serious debates when it comes to their beloved teams, and fandom can get fairly heated at times, but are you afraid to wear your Red sox gear at an opposing team’s stadium?
Normally, wearing your team’s threads away from the friendly confines of your home stadium would bring nothing more than a few jeers and an empty threat or two, but as the lines of baseball rivalries grow deeper, opposing fans become more turbulent. Combine a few passionate fans and a couple of ballpark beers and things can escalate out of hand pretty quickly.
Red Sox Nation is represented in all corners of the globe. In fact, sometimes there are more Boston fans present than the opposing fan base. Sticking together in groups usually helps avoid conflict with the locals, so most Sox fans can feel pretty safe when cheering on the team away from the Fens.
Would you be afraid to wear Red Sox gear at an opposing team’s stadium? Share your thoughts below.
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