1) It wasn't the Sox. That loss sucked, but everything is relative: compared to the repeated punching in the 'nads called "Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS", that was a skinned elbow, tops.
2) Boston sports fans could use some humility. Things have been a bit insane lately, and Boston fans have gotten cocky, and are now the most hated fanbase in sports (deservedly so). This will hopefully shut up the bandwagoners and college kids who have never seen a Boston-area sports team lose an important game.
3) Think about that for a second: there actually are "bandwagoners and college kids who have never seen a Boston-area sports team lose an important game". Can you imagine even thinking that, say, 7 years ago? We have it good.
4) Pitchers and catchers report in less than 2 weeks.