Off Topic baseball post.
Kate Troy wrote:
> Rick, bored? Don't tell me that you weren't invited to any
> weddings this week.
I'm approaching the age where wakes outnumber weddings.
> And speaking of baseball, Rick, what's wrong with Pedro?
I'm not a baseball fan Kate and have no idea. But I do ocassionally
hear about the scuba divers searching a local lake for a piano that
Babe Ruth alledgedly threw in there. They are hoping to pull it out
and lift the curse of the Bambino. Sox fans are really desperate.
For those not familar with the curse (they must have two letter domain
names) here are two sites to go to. One story is that Ruth was traded
for cash to produce the musical "No, No, Nanette."
On Sept. 12, 1918, the day after the Red Sox won their third World
Series title in four years, the Times wrote: "Boston is the luckiest
baseball spot on earth, for it has never lost a world's series."
But baseball as we know it today was turned upside-down in 1918. The
Red Sox had won five of 15 world championships and were easily the
major leagues' most successful franchise. The Chicago Cubs had two
titles, and the New York Yankees had yet to win a single pennant.
And they haven't won one since, have they Bucky?
Yankee fans find the very idea of losing a violation of Natural Law
and an insult to Big Money. If Red Sox fans have made themselves too
much at home in masochism, Yankee fans need a soupçon of humility.
They need to cry, as John Cheever reminded us that grown men do,
at the death of a cat, a broken shoelace, and a wild pitch.