Thursday, October 28, 2004

More Sox ruminations

A few more thoughts that occurred to me last night:

- The story of the Sox winning the World Series this year is a picture-perfect American story: rag-tag team of carefree, ne'er-do-wells are up against the buttoned-down, professional team [the Yankees], are almost out of the running and then manage to look deep into their own hearts and somehow dig up the courage and skill to come back from a 3-0 deficit and go on to win the World Series [beating the Cardinals is almost an afterthought]. The underdogs win and the world is a brighter, happier place, at least for a while. Revoltingly saccharine, isn't it ? I wonder how long it'll take before somebody makes a movie about this ...

- Now that the Curse of the Bambino has been broken, what are people in Boston going to complain about ? There's nothing like having a common enemy and the sense that you're struggling against fate to pull people together. Now, the Sox are just another baseball team, with nothing particularly mythic about them. Is that going to diminish the fervor of Red Sox fandom a bit ?

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