There was a Fringe event at Fenway Park last night and it was all too real if you are a fan of the Boston Red Sox. In an incredible bit of synchronicity (or was it quantum entanglement) the day it was announced that pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was leaving the Red Sox and joining the Phillies via free agency he and the Sox got mention on Fringe.
I've often wondered how a show like Fringe which is set in Boston could steer clear of the Red Sox. The culture of Boston and the Red Sox or so intricately entwined that they are inseparable. I'm not sure if I've ever seen and extra wear a Sox cap on Fringe while a show like TNT's "Falling Skies" gives recognition to the "Olde Town Team" in nearly every episode.
Even "Rizzoli and Isles" which is also set in Boston manages to recognize the local teams whenever they get the chance.
Kudos also go out to SyFy's "Warehouse 13". The set one episode this past season in Boston and they mentioned the Sox, thanks Artie!
I'm willing to give Fringe a pass on this cultural faux pas. It took "Lost" a while to get to the Red Sox also. But c'mon Fringe let's not waste anymore time. The Sox may collapsed into a cosmic black hole this past season but I'm sure with all of Walter's ingenuity he could locate them in time for the 2012 season.
Just one request Fringe; the next time you entangle with the Sox can you make it some good news on all fronts? I think we've suffered enough. Right Yankee fans!?