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Red Sox Nation (Boston Red Sox theme song)- Woodz
Red Sox Nation (Boston Red Sox theme song)- Woodz
Published: 2011/05/18
Channel: Marc Woodman
Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation - Trailer
Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation - Trailer
Published: 2007/09/25
Channel: RootersTheFilm
Boston Red Sox: Racist fan booted out of Fenway Park a day after Adam Jones abuse - TomoNews
Boston Red Sox: Racist fan booted out of Fenway Park a day after Adam Jones abuse - TomoNews
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: TomoUSA
Sweet Caroline performed by Red Sox Nation at Fenway Park
Sweet Caroline performed by Red Sox Nation at Fenway Park
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: SuperMorrisBros
I
I'm A member of Red Sox Nation song
Published: 2008/02/22
Channel: RedSoxSupahFan
Ultimate Boston Red Sox Highlight Video
Ultimate Boston Red Sox Highlight Video
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: SwaggerLikeMe2009
Red Sox Nation loves Remy & Orsillo
Red Sox Nation loves Remy & Orsillo
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: Alexander The Greek
Jerry Remy Honored By Red Sox Nation For 30 Years Of Broadcasting
Jerry Remy Honored By Red Sox Nation For 30 Years Of Broadcasting
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: CBS Boston
Red Sox Nation
Red Sox Nation
Published: 2011/04/11
Channel: Scofield Marco
Fenway Park's Hidden Gem - The secret of Red Sox Nation
Published: 2013/06/10
Channel: TourismOfficeBoston
The Flying Red Sox Stories from Red Sox Nation
The Flying Red Sox Stories from Red Sox Nation
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: Nicole Fagundes
Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation - Intro
Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation - Intro
Published: 2007/09/25
Channel: RootersTheFilm
Red Sox Nation on The Simpsons
Red Sox Nation on The Simpsons
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: seenthat
President of Red Sox Nation Attacked during Sox Rays Fight!
President of Red Sox Nation Attacked during Sox Rays Fight!
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: misterbears
New ! Red Sox Song - Red Sox Nation - How Bout Them Sox (Original)
New ! Red Sox Song - Red Sox Nation - How Bout Them Sox (Original)
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: Derek Devlin
Boston Red Sox Nation Commercial Yankees Suck!
Boston Red Sox Nation Commercial Yankees Suck!
Published: 2012/05/04
Channel: risingemblem
Red Sox Nation: Sweet Caroline
Red Sox Nation: Sweet Caroline
Published: 2011/05/17
Channel: Yves Bruno
Wendy Joins Red Sox Nation
Wendy Joins Red Sox Nation
Published: 2013/11/08
Channel: Corporation for National and Community Service
9 Things Red Sox Nation Misses about Youkilis
9 Things Red Sox Nation Misses about Youkilis
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: Batting Stance Guy
I
I'm A Member Of Red Sox Nation.
Published: 2011/01/25
Channel: jaymatthews58
Red Sox Nation pays tribute to Tom Petty...Don’t Back Down
Red Sox Nation pays tribute to Tom Petty...Don’t Back Down
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Ted McC
Triangle Red Sox Nation Steps Up For Fan In Need
Triangle Red Sox Nation Steps Up For Fan In Need
Published: 2011/06/20
Channel: SoxSpaceTV
Red Sox Nation - The Rap Video!
Red Sox Nation - The Rap Video!
Published: 2008/07/11
Channel: Pedros Pages
Red sox nation boston strong tribute
Red sox nation boston strong tribute
Published: 2014/04/20
Channel: Kelly Martin
I
I'm A member of Red Sox Nation
Published: 2009/06/14
Channel: fenwaylove
Red Sox Fans React To Historic Collapse (Scott Van Pelt)
Red Sox Fans React To Historic Collapse (Scott Van Pelt)
Published: 2011/09/30
Channel: BoomBriggs
Red Sox Nation Commercial-Office
Red Sox Nation Commercial-Office
Published: 2010/01/07
Channel: Rodney Kinney
Afghan Kids say Red Sox nation
Afghan Kids say Red Sox nation
Published: 2009/09/21
Channel: jghunt82
Panel Discussion: “Impossible Dreamers” The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox
Panel Discussion: “Impossible Dreamers” The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: MassHistorical
Red Sox Nation Hank Steinbrenner Response
Red Sox Nation Hank Steinbrenner Response
Published: 2008/03/12
Channel: jcearbhaill
Don, Jerry, Lenny and Denis and a fun flashback for Red Sox Nation
Don, Jerry, Lenny and Denis and a fun flashback for Red Sox Nation
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: Chad Capellman
RED SOX NATION in The Villages
RED SOX NATION in The Villages
Published: 2011/02/28
Channel: 1900thevillages
Don Orsillo Says Goodbye to Red Sox Nation
Don Orsillo Says Goodbye to Red Sox Nation
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: SurvivingGrady.com
Dedication to the (Red Sox) Nation
Dedication to the (Red Sox) Nation
Published: 2007/10/18
Channel: northunit
YOUR Red Sox Nation
YOUR Red Sox Nation
Published: 2009/09/06
Channel: criske
Red Sox nation
Red Sox nation
Published: 2013/01/04
Channel: MrHale12783
A New Member of Red Sox Nation
A New Member of Red Sox Nation
Published: 2008/01/30
Channel: jackd0g97
Know The Score - Red Sox Nation My Ass (w/ lyrics)
Know The Score - Red Sox Nation My Ass (w/ lyrics)
Published: 2011/01/17
Channel: Josh Gerald
Big Pupi Addresses Red Sox Nation
Big Pupi Addresses Red Sox Nation
Published: 2007/09/20
Channel: BigPupi1
David Ortiz Tips His Cap to Red Sox Nation
David Ortiz Tips His Cap to Red Sox Nation
Published: 2016/10/11
Channel: WPRI
Red Sox Nation
Red Sox Nation
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: bryanna928
Red sox Nation West
Red sox Nation West
Published: 2008/10/05
Channel: tenangrymen
RED SOX NATION CALLING ALL KIDS!
RED SOX NATION CALLING ALL KIDS!
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: Stowed Stuff Daily Vlogs
Red Sox Nation Opening Day 4 1 2011
Red Sox Nation Opening Day 4 1 2011
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: kaixo0823
On to the series: Red Sox Nation reacts
On to the series: Red Sox Nation reacts
Published: 2007/10/22
Channel: Patriot Ledger
Red Sox nation vote for george lewis
Red Sox nation vote for george lewis
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: George Lewis, Jr.
Ben Cherington introduces Pablo Sandoval to Red Sox nation
Ben Cherington introduces Pablo Sandoval to Red Sox nation
Published: 2014/11/25
Channel: Mike Petraglia
Red Sox Nation
Red Sox Nation
Published: 2008/10/24
Channel: redneck7094
2004 ALCS Game 7 bar celebration
2004 ALCS Game 7 bar celebration
Published: 2006/07/20
Channel: nothing to see here
(MATURE) Iron Sheik Joins Red Sox Nation, Shoots On George Steinbrenner
(MATURE) Iron Sheik Joins Red Sox Nation, Shoots On George Steinbrenner
Published: 2008/09/22
Channel: Boston Wrestling MWF
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Red Sox Nation refers to the fans of the Boston Red Sox. The phrase "Red Sox Nation" was 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.[1]

Red Sox fandom[edit]

Red Sox fans were once described by Dennis Eckersley as the "ultimate manic-depressive fanbase."[2] 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.[3] In 2010, Forbes magazine rated Red Sox Nation as the best fans in American sports, citing points such as road attendance and overall devotion to the team.[4][5]

"Official" Red Sox Nation[edit]

In 2004 the Boston Red Sox began offering official citizenship in Red Sox Nation. 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.[6]

President[edit]

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). 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.[7] The following day, Remy threw out the first pitch in the opening game of the Red Sox' playoff series.

Governors[edit]

Following Jerry Remy's election as president of Red Sox Nation, he and his vice president "Regular Rob" Crawford developed a "Red Sox Nation Five-Point Plan" to guide their first year in office. The first point of the plan called for the creation of governors to represent members of Red Sox Nation in their home states.[8] Beginning with the six New England states, nominations were accepted through redsox.com, and from these nominations the president and vice president appointed representatives for each state. The inaugural class, which was announced on July 8, 2008, is as follows:[9]

Governors are responsible for better connecting members of Red Sox Nation within their home state to the team, as well as organizing viewing parties for Red Sox Nation members in their states and collecting feedback from their constituency.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cobb, Nathan (October 20, 1986). "Baseball Border War; In Milford Conn., Geography Brings Sox and Mets Fans". Boston Globe. p. 8. 
  2. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (July 31, 2007). "Reality TV Melds Baseball and That Other Pastime". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Stossel, Scott (August 28, 2005). "The tragedy of '04". The Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ Burke, Monte (August 2, 2010). "America's best sports fans". Forbes. 
  5. ^ "The Worst Sports Fans in America". 
  6. ^ The Official Site of The Boston Red Sox: Fan Forum: Red Sox Nation Details
  7. ^ MLB.com, "Red Sox Nation President"
  8. ^ Red Sox Nation president and vice president announce five-point plan
  9. ^ Red Sox announce the selection of the first six Governors of Red Sox Nation

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