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  • I'm not a sox fan, but how could you NOT watch the game. If they win you'll be kicking yourself for years...
    • Well, I will see the game regardless -- via TiVo -- does it matter if I see it live?
      • I think so -- no matter how hard you try you'll probably hear about the game before you see it. So watching it later will rob you of the spontaneity that makes these things so thilling/disappointing. At least that's been my experience, but I'm not as much of a fan as you are :-)
        • no matter how hard you try you'll probably hear about the game before you see it

          Last week for Game 2, I didn't hear about it. So I am hopeful.
          • precedent beats second-hand anecdotes every time :-) (plus, like Mr. Brandt said, you don't want to let down your team)
            • Totally.

              I emailed the team asking them not to talk about the game. I think I will keep my bag behind the bench so I can go straight to car after game and undress there, with radio turned up so I can't hear any people nearby.

              And I think I will also listen to and watch game prior to my game, because before the game it will be hard to avoid it anyway, and I won't miss anything this way.

              I am a man with a plan!
  • Hockey playoffs especially (well, not this year). I'd advise that you announce to your team, loudly and clearly, that you're taping the game and do NOT want to know anything about it. Offer to leave the room, or to have them all over for beer and baseball afterwards (your treat), but make it clear you don't want to know anything. This usually works for me. Lucky for you, you're not still in MA otherwise it would be unavoidable, best intentions of your friends or not. Kind of like 3rd or 4th round Stanl
  • You made the right call. You can't let down your hockey team to watch the game.

    Our goalie had the same dilemma last year. He ran out to check the TVs at the rink between periods. I can't say much for his concentration on our hockey game, but he did show up. And he got to sit at the rink, in his pads, and watch the end of the baseball game.

    I think we lost our game and the team he was rooting for lost. Rough night for him :)
  • The entire history of the Red Sox is one of snatching defeat out of victory. What better way could there be to continue the curse of the Babe than by losing in a heartbreaker this time?

  • That's the one where they hit the ball with the stick and then run around the bases rather than back and forth, right?