Monday, June 1, 2009

Connecticut Bleeds Pinstripes

Dave, it's time to change your bio. You know, the part where you remind New England that most of Connecticut like the Red Sox.

Connecticut is once again Yankee territory, its residents bleeding Pinstripes ... and I have the hard evidence to prove it.

Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., released the results of its annual poll Monday, and it shows Connecticut residents favoring the Yankees over the Red Sox 42 percent to 38 percent, easily erasing the 41-40 deficit from a year ago, when the Sox were the defending World Champions.

"The Yankees have reversed their slide and slipped back into first place in
Connecticut, but Boston remains a contender," said Quinnipiac University Poll
Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD, as poll results were released. "Another World Series win could put the Sox back on top."

OK, polls are not always entirely accurate and the results are still close, but this one is good fun, especially for this blog. And if anything, it shows this state has a bunch of bandwagon jumpers. Still, it's always a beautiful day when the Yankee Universe grows and Red Sox Nation shrinks.

So Dave, I'm thinking that maybe you should revise that line to, "Dave promises New England to take up the losing battle to bring Connecticut into the fold of Red Sox Nation." Or maybe reference Sisyphus.

Meanwhile, I'll get to decorating the state in Pinstripes. My home, the Nutmeg State, is ours.

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