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Boston Globe: Sox-Yanks pitching matchups > Sox do it again > Wake Comments were doctored > Robinson's legacy set in stone >  Thumbs

Boston Herald: 'Tek good in pinch > Heckuva first game > Cora corralled > Schilling offers a far-from-Curt response > Chamberlain to miss Sox

ProJo: Varitek's 9th inning homer fuels comeback > Ailing Cora could be put on the DL > Schilling insists: I won't play for Yankees > Wrapup

Hartford Courant: Farnsworth comes up big in Yankees win > ESPN settles with Reynolds > Phillies beat Astros > Tigers rally past Twins

It's Red Sox vs. YankeeZZZzzzzz: Rivalry's Buzz Takes a Beating
38Pitches: 'Umm, no.' | Wilbur: Space Shot | Yankee Swap
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Jul 13, 2007:

The Real Red Sox Nation ...

Sox fans wait for bleacher seats June 19, 1978

(Red Sox Nation Waits for Sox-Yanks Bleacher Seats, June 19, 1978 -- Boston Globe File Photo)

... Doesn't Have a President
And Was Around Long Before Henry, Werner, and Lucchino Rolled Into Town with Money-Making Ideas

The Red Sox, Inc., Nominate Celebrities
to Be President of Larry Lucchino's Nation
And They Want $14.95 for Your Nominations, Seriously.

"Already, such personalities as Joe Castiglione, Hazel Mae, and Sam Horn have accepted the nomination of fans. In addition, such media members as Mike Barnicle, Peter Gammons, and Bill Simmons have joined the race. Boston business leaders Dennis Drinkwater and Cindy Brown have accepted nominations, as has renowned author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Two of the Red Sox' more ardent 'average fans,' Rob 'Just A Regular Rob' Crawford and Rick Swanson, 'The Fan's Commissioner,' have tossed their hats in the ring...

"All fans worldwide will be able to vote, predominantly on line, at no charge. Accommodations will be made for those fans who do not use computers. Fans can nominate themselves or can nominate others by paying a $14.95 fee, which makes the nominee a Citizen of Red Sox Nation, the club's on-line fan community." -- 7.13.07, Red Sox Friday Press Release

... It Took the Sox 6 Months To Figure This Out
The Real Red Sox Nation: For Fans Only ...
Sox Fan's Words Led to Birth of Nation

"My secret was so little known that I didn't know it myself. It took Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy, a cottage industry when it comes to Soxabilia, to break the news in his newest book, 'Reversing the Curse.' (You can look it up: Page 70.) And it took the local Web fanzine Boston Dirt Dogs to also report it five months ago.

"Since no one should ever doubt the veracity of a journalist or the World Wide Web, the story must be true: I coined the term 'Red Sox Nation.' It was not Shaughnessy, who is often credited with concocting the name but voluntarily revealed otherwise. And it certainly was not the Red Sox, who charge folks $9.95 to join a slice of promotional pie called 'Red Sox Nation.' Not incidentally, Boston Dirt Dogs reported in its April story that Major League Baseball had exerted enough pressure on a tiny website called to kill it. Yet the URL lives on: Try clicking your way to now and you'll automatically arrive at the official Red Sox website. Surprise." -- 9.26.05, Nathan Cobb, Boston Globe

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