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This is, like, waaaaaaay outside the borders of any 'Red Sox Nation'

Posted by Scott LaPierre  August 18, 2008 12:33 PM

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I performed a 100% un-scientific survey on the streets of Beijing this weekend, to find out just how much or how little folks here knew about our fair city. The results are in this video (above). It was kind of eye-opening, firstly because you realize that The Hub of the Universe is probably not thought of as such by the billions of people that make up the rest of the world. Also, Beijingers screw up their faces in perplexity when you speak of these "Boston Red Sox". Yet about a third of them can name the starting lineup of the Celtics. When you step back, it's actually super impressive what people do know. For comparison: before the Olympics, how many Bostonians could say anything specific about what's in Beijing, AND say it in Mandarin?

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  1. In a parody of the Boston Globe a number of years ago, the headline on the lead story was "Hub Man Killed in Nuke Blast." The story told of a Boston man who was calling his mother in Dorchester or South Boston when a nuclear warhead struck New York City, wiping out the entire population.
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    The information on NYC emerged several paragraphs down in the story. I thought this was an on-target skewer of the Boston perspective.

    And for those who might remember this debate, the headline on the lead story in the sports section was "It's Official: Ainge a Bruin."

    Posted by David August 20, 08 11:28 AM
 

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