Kate Troy wrote: > > Am I also correct, Rickard, in assuming that you are embarrassed to > admit to the List that you are a member of the Red Sox Nation. Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, But there is no joy in Mudville: Mighty Kate T. has struck out. Apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer > Or maybe you are not a member of such a Nation. I'm not a baseball fan, Kate. Regards, Rick Parker Trivia: Ernest Lawrence Thayer was an uncle to Scofield Thayer, publisher of The Dial and The Waste Land. http://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/beinecke.DIAL.con.html Scofield Thayer (1889-1982) Scofield Thayer was born on December 12, 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the only child of Edward D. Thayer and Florence Scofield Thayer. Edward Thayer was the owner of several Massachusetts woolen mills, a founding investor in the Crompton and Thayer Loom Co. and a director of the Worcester Trust Company. The Thayers were a locally prominent family; Florence S. Thayer was known in the Worcester area as a hostess, while Edward's brother Ernest Thayer was the author of the well-known poem "Casey at the Bat."