Boy, a trip to the Trop
sure ain’t what it used to be!
But this is
why baseball is so much fun. No, not the lurking danger of creepy racist
psychopaths; we got knocked
out of first place yesterday. And the only way to crawl our way back up there
is to go mano-a-mano with a divisional rival that, for most of its existence,
has been abysmally bad.
little trick I’ve discovered, which works more often than you might expect.
at a Red Sox game and the team is losing — the offense is anemic, say, and/or the
pitching is mediocre — simply move. Get up from your seat and relocate to
another part of the park. (If standing-room is the best you can do, big deal;
consider it taking one for the team.
be no post-season heroics this year. No shot at salvaging a lost season.
and lots of time to call into WEEI, blog, and develop video games.
he was just throwing
off a mound less than 10 days ago, but I guess the guy’s in pain, and
there’s no use chasing after something he knows isn’t gonna happen.
I spent the morning at the preview for "Baseball
As America," the traveling Hall of Fame exhibit on display at
of Science from June 15 through September 1.
And I cannot
recommend it enough. Go see it this weekend.
show how baseball serves “as both a
public reflection of, and catalyst for, the evolution of American culture and
society,” the exhibit comprises 500 or so artifacts — about two percent of Cooperstown’s total collection.