Kate Troy wrote:
> Kerry did great tonight. He could have been a touch warmer, but he
> did great, all things considered.
> Yes, for all of you with no Massachusetts background, the Red Sox have
> indeed once again secured a playoff birth. Haven't I been through
> enough? And Pedro doesn't seem like he's up to it, either.
Putting together your Kerry/Bush and baseball/Pedro portions of
your post, here is something from _LAST_ year that shows a warmer
Kerry and the role of Red Sox in forming the modern Yankee character
(no, not NY Yankees ball players but real New England Yankees):
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
A baseball metaphor that scores! Early in the CNN "Rock the Vote"
Democratic debate a week ago, the following interchange took place--
QUESTION: Senator Kerry?
KERRY: Yes, sir.
QUESTION: You're the manager of the Boston Red Sox.
QUESTION: It's game seven.
(UNKNOWN): That's one way to get Kerry out of the race.
QUESTION: It's game seven of the ALCS versus the New York Yankees.
Your starting pitcher appears to be tiring.
You know it's best for the team to replace him, but the star asks
to stay in. Do you make an executive decision and take him out? Or
do you listen to your star and let him, the person who you hired in
that role, and let him finish that job?
KERRY: That's a great question.
KERRY: Wilmington, thank you very much for the question. I thought
it was tough running for president of the United States. Now he
wants to make me manager of the Red Sox.
KERRY: Let me tell you something. You know why I will be a great
president of the United States? Because I've been a long suffering
Red Sox fan. I know adversity.
Like most of you here, I was throwing things at the television set,
screaming at Grady Little, 'Get him out of there. Get him out of
And regrettably he didn't. Now we have another round. But that's
our role in life. You have to understand. If you come from Boston,
you come from Massachusetts, you love the Red Sox, your role in
life is to put up with it.
And I'll tell you what. Every single one of us ought to celebrate
the Marlins beating the Yankees.
And the reason it's extra special is that's the first legitimate
victory out of Florida since 2000.