Red Sox fans make their mark in North Texas

Posted Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Red Sox nation is alive and well in North Texas.

As Southlake resident Jay Lowe was on his way to get coffee about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, he noticed that someone had put a Red Sox jersey and cap on a bronze statue that decorates a roundabout at Continental Boulevard and Brumlow Avenue in Southlake.

“Whoever did that is a great Sox fan and makes the rest of the Red Sox nation so proud,” Lowe said, still basking in Boston’s winning of the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lowe said that, as he paused to take pictures of the statue, he thought the flowers in the garden surrounding it “actually smell sweeter.”

And though he may have been imagining it, Lowe said he swears he heard the statue say “When we’re a strike away we win.”

Lowe, of course, was referencing the loss by the Texas Rangers to the Cardinals in the 2011 World Series, when they were twice “one strike” away from victory.

The jersey and cap remained on the statue much of Thursday morning, but by noon they had disappeared as mysteriously as they appeared — perhaps at the hand of a Cardinal, or Ranger, fan.

Numerous Red Sox fans live in the region, perhaps because of Fidelity Investments, which is based in Boston but has more than 4,500 employees at its campus in Westlake, a neighbor of Southlake.

Terry Evans, 817-390-7620 Twitter: @fwstevans

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