fenwayfaithful was born in 2009 from a dire lack of Red Sox Tumblr love and an idea that baseball blogging didn’t have to be mundane. Our aim is to bring the Red Sox fans of Tumblr (and beyond) posts that are funny, informative, interesting, smart and up-to-date. So while you won’t find long, original rants on our shortstop situation or thorough recaps of last night’s game, you can expect to find quality photos, interesting articles, funny videos and Dustin Pedroia’s greatest quotes. We know people want some Red Sox love on their Tumblrs, which is why we make everything as reblog-able as possible.
Things we like:
- Credit. We try to only reblog pictures that give credit to their photographers. Some people do this for a living, and we respect their work.
- Healthy competition. Rivalries make winning that much sweeter.
- Respect. We don’t rip off other Red Sox blogs, so don’t imitate ours.
- Above all, humour. Baseball is meant to be fun.
Things we don’t like so much:
- Trash-talking other teams. Nobody should lower themselves to that beyond the age of fifteen. If we want to make a point about another team’s failures, we try to do it in a smart, humorous way.
- Bad puns on team or player names. Stankees and A-Roid are so overdone.
- Caps, stats, and scores. It’s not that we don’t like them, but that’s what Yahoo Sports is for.
- Personal opinions. We try to keep our views on individual players to our own blogs as much as we can.
Things you may not know:
- You can submit your own posts here (if they’re in line with everything mentioned above).
- You can find a collection of all the Red Sox Things here.
- Posts are tagged by player, so you can search for your favourite in the sidebar searchbox.
- If there’s something you want to see more of, you can always ask. Politely.
About the Authors
Aly – a displaced Australian, short-lived Connecticut resident. Baseball was never a part of my life growing up in Aus, apart from learning the basic rules as my brother played for a few years, and playing softball myself in high school. Fell in love with the Red Sox later (i.e. when I discovered I could watch games on cable at 9am) and haven’t been able to shake them since. My name is somewhere on Pesky’s Pole. I never boo my team and I live for double steals. First game – June 21, 2010 at Safeco Field. Favourite players – Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Darnell McDonald (outfielders, in general).
Shannon - A Bostonian by way of Florida. My love for the Sox was passed down to me from my parents (dad is from Boston, mom is from Maine.) The Sox were one of the biggest parts of my childhood, from hearing stories of games my parents had gone to, to hearing how my grandfather built the scoreboard on the Monster, to me as a wee little lass impersonating Nomah’s batting stance, they have been there through thick and thin, and my passion for them has only grown stronger as I’ve gotten older. I love curveballs and double plays… just so long as we’re not the victims of them. Favorite players - Josh Beckett, Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz.
Rebecca - Reppin’ C-Mass. Not altogether sure how the obsession with the Sox started but, like a lot of us kids from the 90s, I know it had something to do with Nomar. Went to my first game in ‘99 on the hottest day of the summer while sitting in the worst seats at Fenway and still think it was one of the best times of my life. I am too superstitious for my own good so I’m a little afraid to put my favorite players out there so I’m just going to say I really like the team this year.