We have a $150MM payroll (much less than it was a few years ago) because we have the best fans in baseball. Fans who fill our ballpark and watch our team play on TV religiously. The Boston market is much smaller than many out there.
Our championships are great gifts to the fans. But the fans provide the team the means to achieve them......... With their unyielding dedication.
Who could ever argue with an unassailable fact like "we have the best fans in baseball". Surely not I.
Sarcasm aside, I thought the WS this year was great because it featured two great baseball towns.