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Curious: Have Red Sox Fans Grown Complacent?

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 BOSTON (CBS) –  WBZ-TV Viewer Bill in Harwich declared his curiosity. He asked, “Why are long-time fans just shrugging at the team’s mention?”

But have Red Sox fans grown complacent?

WBZ-TV’s David Wade couldn’t find one sox fan to say “yes”.

WBZ-TV’s David Wade reports

But the numbers don’t lie.

Last year’s ratings were down 36 % from the year before.

Add Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez to the mix, and NESN says ratings this spring training were up 108%.

Sports radio host Michael Felger says things are different. “Remember in ’07 when we tracked Dice-k Matsuzaka’s plane coming across the country, we were that nuts about baseball,” Felger reminded us. “I don’t know if we will ever get that back. I don’t know.”  

The Red Sox start the season on the road Friday in Texas against the Rangers.

Dan Roche will be there with reports leading up to the season opener.

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