Category Archives: sports

Dear Football Gods

Please, don’t let us lose to the Giants. I’ve had the pleasure of Super Bowl wins. They were dandy. That loss back in 07 really humbled us. I could lose to any other team and say, “wow, its been a … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno’s Apology

I’ve seen a number of posts dealing with Paterno on Facebook today. I’ll admit my knowledge of the subject is a bit sketchy–coming mostly from a few minutes of Dan Patrick’s radio program the past few days. From what I … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Terry Francona

I’ve been meaning to find time to write this for a few days. Here goes in enthymematic form: The collapse was historic. A historic collapse requires blame. Blaming is often not a rational process. Terry Francona is willing to accept … Continue reading

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Wait Til Next Year?

As a Boston/New England sports fan, the first decade of the new century went rather well. Perhaps too well. Our cultural ethos is constructed around losing and misfortune. Might it be that things are returning to normal? This was an … Continue reading

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McLuhan and Baseball

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying a re-reading of McLuhan’s Understanding Media; I wanted to share this paragraph on baseball. McLuhan articulates something I have felt without being able to express for sometime. I think my interest in sabermetric evaluations of defense … Continue reading

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The Story is not the Same

Work has been overwhelming of late, and I have been ignoring my blog and my friends. Sorry about that. I have been following baseball more closely this summer than I have recently–its my lunch hour obsession. In addition to maintaining … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Thoughts on Michael Vick

This started as a comment on FB, but I figured I’d post it here. I’ve been thinking about this for about a week–what Michael Vick needs to do to “prove his remorse.” (I assumed that this is what spurred Cody … Continue reading

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More Baseball: Manny’s Market

Its January 31st, 2009. Many sports fans will consider today the day before the Superbowl. But I’m from Boston, so I consider today 13 days until pitchers and catchers. If the Patriots aren’t in the playoffs, then its just the … Continue reading

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A Little More Baseball: Manny to the Cards?

Albert Pujols mentioned that he’d like the Cards to invest in Manny Ramirez. Looking at their lineup, one can see why. Pujols hasn’t had any real protection since the fade of Edmonds and the departure of Rolen. Ankiel faded last … Continue reading

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Since Everyone is Talking about the Super Bowl, I’ll write about Baseball

I just read a story over at MLB.com on baseball economics this year. While some high profile players have received big deals, many major leaguers are feeling the pinch of our struggling economy. Some big names have settled for small … Continue reading

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