The Boston Red Sox have officially be eliminated from the MLB postseason, and it seems everytime the Red Sox are a disappointment, perhaps just coincidentally, people in Boston die.
Yesterday, a Mattapan shooting left four people dead and naked in the streets, including a mother and her 2 year old baby toddler. I’m not going to put this all on the Red Sox I’m just saying, weird and nasty things happen in Boston when the Red Sox don’t win.
In December 2005, the year the Sox lost to the eventual World Series Champions the White Sox, a 19-year-old Dorchester man, Calvin L. Carnes Jr shot four people in a basement recording studio.
In 95 when the Red Sox finished first in the AL East with 86 wins and everyone thought that would be their year, that is until they were swept by the Tribe. Perhaps coincidentally, that November, a father and son stormed into a Restaurant & Pub in Charlestown in the middle of the afternoon, and gunned down five men and killed four, after a feud between two families with ties to the North End boiled over.
Is all this violence spurred on by a Red Sox loss? Who can say? I do know my Red Sox fan buddy, put his fist through his drywall in his basement after they were eliminated. I’m sure many gamblers who stupidly bet them to have a shot at the AL Championship were pretty upset as well.