The day PROTRADE and now Citizen Sports was born was in early December of 2003 in the offices of Mr. Jeff Moorad and Mr. Michael Kerns in Newport Beach, CA. I flew there with a business partner pitching an idea that we had for a sports consulting business.
Their agenda was different. They were trying to convince us to work with them on a new concept of a sports media business built around a sports stock market. Unbeknowst to me they had convinced Billy Beane to fly down and help recruit me to join their effort.
A lot changed for me personally and professionally that day but the one thing I will always remember was a prophetic statement that Beane made. He said, “Mark my words, the Red Sox will win three world championships in the next five years.”
I remember those words so vividly because we were fresh off the Grady/Pedro meltdown against the Yankees and the Aaron bleeping Boone home run. It just seemed absurd that Beane was predicting that a team that hadn’t won a World Series since 1918 was going to win three in the next five years.
Anyways, fast forward four and half years and two world championships and the Red Sox in position to potentially prove Beane equal to Nostradamus.
Of course after a host of blown opportunities on Saturday and a 9-1 massacre yesterday the Red Sox face a bit of adversity. But really this is how we like it. Remember we were down 3-0 to the Yanks in 2004 and 3-1 to the Indians in 2007. A 2-1 deficit to TB will only serve to wake up Red Sox Nation.