At risk of giving them more credit than they're worth, I'm going to go on my second anti-Boston diatribe in less than two weeks. I certainly didn't plan it that way, and they certainly aren't anything special that deserve this must consideration, but I'd be remiss if I didn't relay the experience of sharing a stadium with them at last night's Bucco game.
Throughout the game, every time Boston'd even get a hit, all the Boston fans would stand up and basically do an in-game slow clap. It was as if they were trying to say, "See, it's only a matter of time before we take this game over." And this was going on even when the Pirates were up by three.
On the way out of the stadium was the worst though. The Pirates had just won their second straight to clinch the series and the Sox fans were on the defensive. During the whole walk across the Clemente bridge, they were yelling things like, "Baseball's played past June" and "If you want to come see the Stanley Cup, you can find it about 10 hours north!" Of course, no one was saying anything to them, so they were just being tools.
You know when a TV show has gone on for too long, and the characters have, in essence, become caricatures of themselves? Entourage is an example of this. Any redeeming value the show had when it first started has basically been wiped out as the characters began to play up their own stereotypes. I get that same feeling from Bostonians. Based on my limited interactions with people from Boston compared to how they're portrayed on TV and in the movies, they are EXACTLY who you expect them to be based on their stereotypes.