So I’m a day late on this, unfortunately, but I still love the idea and there are still 3 games to go to do it:
Jere over at A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory came up with the idea to protest the Boston sports media at this weekend’s Red Sox/Yankees games. Really, what better time to make our feelings known than during a series with the most media coverage?
This weekend, July 6-8, it’s Yankees-Red Sox at Fenway Park. Four games, on four networks. Bring your anti-Boston Sports Media signs to the ballpark! Or make them once you’re inside. The media’s ego has exploded, and they’re making not only themselves but us look like morons. It’s time to let them know that they don’t represent Red Sox fans, that it’s not all about them, and that they need to leave the players alone and let them play ball!
The crucial games for this are Saturday night on Fox (shown to much of the country) and Sunday night on ESPN (shown to everybody). This isn’t about them, it’s about the local media, so I almost feel like they’d get a kick out of showing our signs, should there be enough of us holding them. Other media has already come to the realization that the Boston writers have gone too far. Maybe Fox or ESPN will see our movement and put it on the air.
But even if they don’t–who cares?! We are in control! Bring your sign to the park, snap a picture of it, and send it out to everyone via whatever. Twitter or whatever else people do. (My tweets about this can be found here if you want to re-tweet them.) Any sign you see, take a picture of it, and post it. Make videos of the signs and YouTube them. We want the world to know how we feel. You want a hashtag for this? I don’t know, make one up, maybe #BostonMediaShutUp or #AntiMediaFenwaySign. And if nothing else, all the fans around you will cheer for your sign and might be inspired to make their own. And if there are enough of us with signs aimed toward the press box, the media will know we’re sick of them, regardless of whether any of the signs make it on the air.
It’ll be interesting to see if any of the signs DO make it to the air. Somehow I doubt NESN would be in on it but you never know. It’s definitely worth a shot to have our feelings known.