Sunday, October 28, 2007



"Bart Giamatti did not grow up to play second base for the Boston Red Sox. He became a professor at Yale, and then president of Yale, and then, in time, exhausted by a bitter strike at Yale and anxious to try greener fields, president of the National League. He never lost his love for the Boston Red Sox. It was as a Red Sox fan, he later realized, that he had first learned that man is fallen, and that life is filled with disappointment. The path to comprehending Calvinism in modern America, he decided, begins at Fenway Park."
--David Halberstam, Summer of '49

Funny how quickly things change. Summer of '49 was published in 1989. A. Bartlett Giamatti actually became Commissioner of Baseball before that, on September 8, 1988. He died on September 1, 1989, never able, in his 51 years of life, to witness his beloved Red Sox winning the World Series. They've now won two in four years. The words of Halberstam and Giamatti, among others, look alien. There can be redemption, even after great suffering. It's funny how things change.

Keep The Faith. Go Sox.


Does this mean 10,000 more Red Sox fans at Blue Jays games next year?


I resent your cult.

There can be redemption

But first there must be atonement.

I like you andy, so why must you cheer for the yankees surrogate sister?

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