Win it for...:What a World Championship Means to Generations of Red Sox Fans

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Win it for...is a tribute to a most underrated virtue - loyalty. It is a sonnet to ta team, the Boston Red Sox, that has been a defining obsession for an entire region of people for more than five generations. The book features a collection fo searing and heartfelt postings from hundreds of fans who wanted to dedicate a Red Sox victory in the 2004 American League playoffs and World Series to some unforgettable peoople in their lives. On the morning of the seventh game of the epic Red Sox - Yankees American League...
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Win it for...is a tribute to a most underrated virtue - loyalty. It is a sonnet to ta team, the Boston Red Sox, that has been a defining obsession for an entire region of people for more than five generations. The book features a collection fo searing and heartfelt postings from hundreds of fans who wanted to dedicate a Red Sox victory in the 2004 American League playoffs and World Series to some unforgettable peoople in their lives. On the morning of the seventh game of the epic Red Sox - Yankees American League Championship Series, Shaun Kelly, who wrote the book's preface and is a member of the internet message board at SonsofSamHorn.com, began pounding away on his computer keyboard crafting his own particular 'mojo" that he hoped would ultimately defeat the despised Yankees. He originated the "Win it for" thread and urged other members, some 2,000 strong, to do the same - urging the Red Sox to win it for the people who had loved the team through thick and thin.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596700840
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2005

    An emotional journey about relationships

    This book is about how relationships are effected by a common bond: The Boston Red Sox. Families and friends are at the core of this love story, where Red Sox Nation is the vehicle for communication between father and daughter, mother and son, siblings, relatives, coworkers and friends. Don't listen to 'A Reviewer'. That's a reader with no soul and no emotional attachment to the lifelong journey of a Sox fan and their loved ones. A must read for those who care about how the fans endured this quest for victory rather than those predictable player pieces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2005

    This book is about people, not statistics

    An amazing, heartfelt, emotional read. If you're looking to gain more knowledge about the organization itself, then you're looking in the wrong place. The scope of this book is much greater than that. This is about the people who have been touched by the Red Sox, and anybody who cares about the team would love the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    What It Means to Be a Sox Fan

    This book offers insight to the soul of the real Red Sox fan. Not a lot about the Curse. Just stories about how generations of Red Sox fans have cared about the team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    Must Read for Sox Fans

    If you are a Redsox fan, you must read this book. You'll laugh, you'll probably cry and you'll get back all the excitement of the 2004 World Series run. Read how fans just like you were feeling when the sox were down, and feel the excitement and expectation build as they turned it around. Some may say its just a compilation of short stories, but they are stories of generations of Redsox fans, some living, some past, who were chomping at the bit to get to call their team the WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON REDSOX....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    Excellent book

    This book captures the true emotions of what it means to be a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Written by members of the Nation scattered around the world, it shows just how much this championship meant to the fans. This book is not just for members of 'message boards'. It for for baseball fans everywhere who live and die with their team. If you liked 'Why Not Us', which was inspired by the 'thread that started it all', you will love 'Win It For'. I highly recommend it. Bring tissues. Oh yeah, it has a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2005

    Heartwarming read

    This book is a compilation of writings by Red Sox fans from October 2004. Generations waited for their team to win the world series, and this book includes the dedications of these fans, asking their team to win it for the family and friends who lived for the opportunity to see it happen. Yes, it's for diehards and those looking for 'realy knowlege' of a time in Red Sox History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    If you believed...

    If you believed in Yaz or Tony C. or even Dewey Evans then you will cry in reading the emotions expressed by this continuing train of thought reproduced in this book. The Sons of Sam Horn message board is every boy that grew into a man and hoped he and his son one day might see the Sox win the title... but really wasnt really sure it might happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    Heartwarming...

    If you have any heart at all, it will be warmed by reading this book...a love letter of Red Sox Nation to parents, grandparents, children, and anyone else that affected fandom of Red Sox Nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2005

    Dissapointing....Boring

    This book drags and will appeal to the Boston Message Board crowd and that is about it. There is no plot. Just a bunch of ramblings from Red Sox fans taken from a message board. So if your one of the active members of SOSH it might be a good novelty to own. But as far as mass appeal or an enjoyable read? You will not find it here. If you are interested in gaining any realy knowlege or underdstanding to the team and the area try reading the new book Reversing The Curse, Faithful or Why Not Us. They are at least well written books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    The Red Sox Nation is belts a homerun of their own

    Better stock up on the tissues. This is not just for Red Sox fans, this book will move readers who are fans of the game or who have family or friends who have dedicated parts of their hearts to a team. The orignal 'win it for...' post inspired hundreds of reponses from Red Sox fans around the world. Each person chiming in with a call on the players of the 2004 Red Sox team to win the next game (and ALCS series and eventually the World Series) for their freinds, family, loved ones, and the masses of people (both active & former players as well as fans) who have given such a significant part of their hearts and souls to this team. Believe in the Red Sox nation and your faith in the team will be rewarded in the stories you will read in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    Only the fans know how much this all meant

    What an incredible experience, made even more incredible when you read how it affected so many people in so many different ways.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    Non-SOSH-er checks in

    What a great book! I followed this thread last fall, and thought it was just like a Vietnam memorial to the Red Sox. It is a new approach in sports books and one that will see imitators in years to come. If you want to read, and learn, what being a Sox fan is really like, this is the one book to get. I've been a fan since 1953, and have enjoyed the ride these past two seasons! Thanks, Shaun, and SOSH, for opening up your hearts and souls to the rest of us.

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