So what exactly is Blind Obedience, who is the Dave Roberts Posse and why do they have a mentality?
The term “Blind Obedience” is one that I use to describe my obsession with the Red Sox. It’s the feeling that’s more than just a feeling; it’s the belief that no matter what, the good guy always wins and, in every case, the Boston Red Sox are the good guys. It’s that childhood innocence mentality that despite what any Evil Empire can do or advanced sabermetrics say, the Hometown Heroes can, and will, still win. It was fully realized in that moment when, as an 11-year-old crushed Red Sox fan, I watched Tim Wakefield cry after Aaron F!@*ing Boone’s 11th inning, world series birth inducing home run soared into the bleachers in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS launched into the left field bleachers. I couldn’t believe it, I wouldn’t believe it, and I knew we would get our revenge. The Dave Roberts Posse is what I like to call myself and others who still have that same, innocent, desperate, overly-romantic, undying love for the Red Sox through sickness and in health, ’til death do us part. The Dave Roberts Mentality is that magic you feel in those moments that make you believe, like stealing second when the world knows you’re going.