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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Baseball Tonight

I'm listening to the Red Sox-Yankee game on XM. I can hardly imagine anything I'd rather be doing. I've become quite a Red Sox fan since we moved out here three years ago. I have a hard time relating to the long suffering Boston fans who had their hearts broken year after year and finally win the big one. I'm a fan for a year or so and they take the Series. I expect to see them win another. I don't think I'll live long enough to feel cursed, or even denied. After all, I started out as a Mariners fan.

If you live around here you're supposed to hate the Yankees, but I can't sustain it. In fact, every time they gobble up a player I admire -- A-Rod, John Olerud, Randy Johnson, Johnny Damon, et al -- I hate them a little less. I know you're supposed to hate them more and then hate the players who turned coat, but think of it like immigration and the Great Melting Pot. Each time a quality player becomes a Yankee, the team becomes less like themselves and more like everybody else.

2 Comments:

Anonymous cooper said...

Except for the money, Tom.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Dean said...

Tom,

My wife ans I moved out of New England a few months ago.

I know what you mean. In New England, the Red Sox are not a baseball team. They're a cult. Sooner or later, everyone drinks the Kool-Aid as you apparently have.

A few months out of there and the mind control has started to wear off a little though I still hate the Yankees.

Yankee hatred feels so much better than Red Sox love any day.

2:10 PM  

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