I own Red Sox mugs, Red Sox shirts, Red Sox pins, Red Sox cards, Red Sox posters, Red Sox banners, A Red Sox clock, Red Sox stickers, Red Sox magnets, a Red Sox license plate surround – and in my lifetime, they could have bought a middle reliever with all the hats I’ve purchased.

But now they’ve gone too far for this Red Sox fan:

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After the 2004 Red Sox championship season, the entire field was replaced and the infield was preserved. Under the watchful eye of MLB authenticators, portions of the field were removed, transported and transplanted on a turf farm in Rhode Island.

A limited amount of Fenway Championship Sod is now available to become a part of Red Sox fans’ lawns and gardens.

Your piece of Red Sox history
The sod will be cut into 18″ x 9″ rectangles and can be purchased for $150 (plus 5% sales tax).

Fans will be invited to pick up their sod at 9 a.m. on September 24, 2005 at Fenway Park Gate B. Parking will be available in the Brookline Avenue parking lot across from the Red Sox ticket office. Sorry, orders cannot be shipped.

They want 150 bucks for an 18″ x 9″ piece of freakin’ dirt… and they won’t even guarantee that Nomar walked on it?!!!

They’ve now officially crossed the line between capitalization and exploitation.

Talk about balls…
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Here’s the top 10:

FAVORITE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM: 1999 – 2005

“What is your favorite Major League Baseball team?”

Base: Follow Major League Baseball

 

Rank

1999


Rank

2003


Rank 2004


Rank 2005

New York Yankees

2

1

1

1

Atlanta Braves

1

2

3

2

Chicago Cubs

3

7

2

3

Boston Red Sox

8

6

4

4

New York Mets

12

3

14

5

St. Louis Cardinals

4

14

13

6

Los Angeles Dodgers

7

8

=9

7

Cincinnati Reds

13

10

=19

=8

Pittsburgh Pirates

18

=18

=9

=8

Chicago White Sox

20

27

27

=10

San Francisco Giants

26

9

7

=10

Well, look on the bright side, public opinion can’t count for much in a nation that handed George W. Bush a second term…

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