An Open Letter To The 2018 World Series Champions

An Open Letter To The 2018 World Series Champions

I am so proud to be a Red Sox fan.

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Dear Red Sox,


You are the 2018 champions.

You made history.

After 108 wins in the regular season.

You then won the World Series.

I am so amazed by my team.

You never fail to surprise me.

Watching you play is always enjoyable.

Thank you for playing an amazing season.

I am so proud to be a Red Sox fan.

I am so proud to be able to watch throughout all the years and see all the wins.

To be able to look back at 2004 season and the Curse of the Bambino.

That world series win was life-changing.

It showed that through strength, determination, and perseverance we can win.

That moment I sat in awe watching that game.

I was so proud that that was my team.

I couldn't stop smiling and jumping on the bed.

Then 2007 happened.

I can clearly remember that night in October.

Jumping up and down on the bed again. So excited.

My dad got to see one last World Series win.

And I know that made him so happy.

We then had to wait until 2013.

All season we were Boston Strong.

Because it was "our f*cking city"

Thanks, Big Papi for that one.

That win was so rewarding after the tragedy that the city faced that April.

But here's to 2018.

Here's to the determination.

Here's to the blood, sweat, and tears.

Here's to the strength.

Thank you Red Sox for winning.

Thank you Red Sox for making me love baseball.

Thank you Red Sox for being the team that I love.

Thank you for making me feel close to my dad when I watch.

I know he has watched every game.

He is the reason I became a Red Sox fan.

All I want to do is call him when the Red Sox do something good or a player makes a stupid play.

But all I can do is wrap myself in his Red Sox blanket and smile knowing he is watching right along with me.

And that will never change.

So here's to you dad, they won for you.

Now here's to 2019, let's see if we can do it again.

We are Boston Strong.


From a loyal Sox fan.

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.
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I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn’t sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It’s obvious your calling wasn’t coaching and you weren’t meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn’t have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn’t your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that’s how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “it's not what you say, its how you say it.”

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won’t even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don’t hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That’s the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she’s the reason I continued to play.”

I don’t blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn’t working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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