As if one were needed, reminder of a fried season
For Red Sox fans, chicken was centerpiece of year that gave them a case of heartburn
The fried chicken, of course, did not cause the historic September collapse of the Boston Red Sox. But when the whole ugly affair came out later, it was the perfect symbol for it, a shorthand metaphor for feeling gross inside. And at the dawn of a new season Thursday, with Fenway open again, Popeye’s was doing brisk business, with a new, taunting banner and that framed photo on the wall.