Hey Sox fans! My name is Jared Carrabis and I live in the heart of Red Sox Nation, about ten minutes outside of Boston to be exact, Saugus Massachusetts. Some would say that I am at a big disadvantage going up against big names such as Peter Gammons, Jerry Remy and Sam Horn to name a few. I don’t see it as a disadvantage in the least bit. I see this as a big advantage because when I picture the President of Red Sox Nation, the largest and most passionate fan base in the world, who better to be lead this nation of dedicated fans than one of the most dedicated of them all?
I have been a Red Sox fan my entire life, I was born into it. I always say that if you are born in the Boston area chances are you will be a Red Sox fan, it’s just a matter of how big of a Red Sox fan you will become. Well, I was fortunate enough to become a big, big Red Sox fan. I’ve worn a Red Sox shirt every single day for the past four years. The shirt streak began back on September 20, 2003 and is still active to this very day. It has been a common misconception that I have worn the same shirt every single day, that would be false. I own over 150 different Red Sox shirts and jerseys so I can change it up every day. No matter what the occasion you won’t catch me not wearing a Red Sox shirt even if I have to wear it underneath. Proms, graduation, wakes, funerals, weddings, you name it, I’ve been there all while wearing a Red Sox shirt.
I created and run the largest community of Red Sox fans on MySpace called "SoxSpace". On the website I write my own articles and keep fans from all over the world updated with all the latest Red Sox news and updates. The website is also a place where fans from all over can connect with each other. Tens of thousands of fans come to talk Sox and voice their opinions (no matter what their opinions may be). I titled my blog "Son of SoxSpace" because I am 100% sure that I would not have even come close to the Top 10 of this presidential race without the support of all the fans that have pushed me to get this far that know me through SoxSpace. Over the years running SoxSpace, I have had the privilege of communicating with tens of thousands of Red Sox fans. Over the past month or so, I have said "thank you" thousands of times because I did everything I could to thank every single person individually that took the time out of their daily schedules to vote for me.
I have a share of season tickets so I have the privilege of visiting Fenway around twenty times per season. After my eighteenth birthday I wasted no time in getting a Red Sox tattoo on my leg to display that I will be dedicated to this team for the rest of my life. I fear that some voters will see my age and make the wrong assumption that I am too young to be able to handle this position. I fully understand that I have not been around for the heartaches of the past, but what I lack in experience I make up for with knowledge of this franchise’s history.
I’ve turned my room into my own personal "Red Sox Hall of Fame" by collecting autographs from many Red Sox legends all throughout the franchise’s history. My work will never be done, mostly because I will go broke, but it will never be done due to the fact that there were and still are so many talented ballplayers that have worn the Red Sox uniform. I wish to someday proudly display them all on my wall.
I know that I am forgetting a lot more that I would like to say ( of course) but feel free to ask me anything that you would like to know about me to get to know me better as a candidate for Red Sox Nation President. I want everyone to know that I take this very seriously and I would also like to ask for the continued support from all the fans that have been behind me since day one. Hopefully this blog will convince more Red Sox fans that a true fan is the right man for the job.