A New Englander In Exile is an ongoing feature by lowposts.com writer Ethan Booker on his experiences and adventures as a Sox/Celts/Pats/B’s fan in the Land of the Lakers and Dodgers.
Ethan Booker was born and raised in the beautiful State of Maine, went to school in Virginia and spent a couple years in Philly before finally settling on the West Coast. Known to many on the Left Coast simply as “Boston” (though he never lived there and really can’t stand cityfolk), in this feature Ethan details the ongoing triumphs and travesties of his favorite teams from a far away land full of broken dreams and plastic boobs.
Though he hopes to someday return to his Motherland, he is a Los Angeleno for the foreseeable future; and a Boston fan for life.
Trying to forget six in a row by looking ahead to football season.
Hey Theo! Put Smoltz in the 'pen and put a kid on the mound..
An open letter to Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew.
The most important cog in the 2009 Sox Machine turns 43 in August.
Why the Red Sox closer may be on his last legs.
When did ESPN stop caring about ratings?
Why the Designated Hitter rule isn't the worst thing in the world.
How are the Sox looking at the midway's midway point?
The Celtics' 2009 season is over, but it's far from forgotten.
Why the Boston sports fan's evolution from loveable loser to unlikeable victor isn't necessarily a bad thing.
One of the greatest power hitters Boston's ever seen is wasting away batting third.
Chicago and Boston are going to crank it up if they want to participate in The Greatest Game Ever Played.
Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy are Macy's Day baloons of their former selves.
Seven reasonable reasons, from Garnett's fully-healed knee to Rajon's acts of unspeakable brilliance.
Eight reasonable reasons, from Garnett's knee to D-Wade's acts of unspeakable brilliance.
They played big against Boston, which fortunately won't happen in the postseason because their teams stink.
Searching through boyhood memories to pick a favorite player on the 2009 Red Sox.