The funny thing is, Red Sox Nation brought this on themselves.
The Braves choked just as hard, but do you see everyone revelling in it? No, and why? Because the Braves don't draw attention to themselves. The Red Sox were the feel good story of the century in 2004...and it was even a good story in 2007, with Lester coming back from cancer to be a stud, etc.
But they turned into cocky, insufferable fans on a level worse than the Yankees after that. They couldn't handle the success. As they say, "act like you belong there." The Yankees, for as hated as they are, always act like they belong at the top and their fans are just as obnoxious when they're losing. The Red Sox and their fans had this coming and I for one feel not one ounce of pity for them. I definitely feel bad for the Braves.