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Documentary Makes Red Sox Nation Feel the Pain ... Again

In yet another affront to Red Sox fans everywhere (including me), The Hollywood Reporter says New York-based distributor ThinkFilm is rolling out an untitled Red Sox documentary that follows the team through the 2003 season. For those of you who don't bleed for this team day in and day out, let me recap the defining moment of the 2003 campaign: "PULL PEDRO NOW GODDAMIT! NOW!"

But Pedro Martinez remained in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees (did I mention the friggin' distributor is from NEW YORK!), and the Evil Empire went on to win both the game and the series. The only solace myself and other Sox fans received came from the trouncing the Yankees got from the no-name Florida Marlins in the World Series.

But it still hurts and this documentary (premiering in Boston May 7) isn't going to make any us feel better. For some strange reason, the Red Sox are supporting this nonsense. The ownership has even gone so far as to let Sox fans pick the movie's title. The four choices are: "Another Season," "Fenway Blues," "Red Sox Blues," and "This is the Year."

As you can see, those titles suck. In their place I suggest the following:

"PULL PEDRO NOW GODDAMIT!"

"Timlin in the Eighth, Williamson in the Ninth ... Timlin in the Eighth, Williamson in the Ninth."

"The Passion of the Grady."

"Not as Bad as '86, but Pretty Damn Close."

-- Mac Slocum


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Posted by Mac on March 24, 2004 08:57 PM
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