Green was the order of the evening last night when football
-- the world version -- returned to Fenway Park for the first time in 42 years.
Not just because the basepaths had been turfed over as part of the pitch, or
because the Green Monster was looking down on the proceedings, but because the
two European sides taking part in the contest -- Glasgow's Celtic FC and
Lisbon's Sporting Clube de Portugal -- both have green as their predominant team
know who David Beckham is, former Captain of the England national
soccer team, FIFA player of the year 2 years in a row, former Manchester United
and Real Madrid midfielder.
It's hard to find good news from Iraq these days, doubly hard if you're looking in The Phoenix. Fox News is relentlessly on the case though, usually with some kind of dissembling drivel. Occaisonally, however, they seize upon a story that warms the cockles of your heart, without trying to monkey with synapses of your brain beforehand.