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.