Friday, October 22, 2004

A little news from Boston: in the wake of the Red Sox victory over the Yankees, some of the local sportswriters are getting a little testy. Dan Shaughnessy, for instance, literally wrote the book "The Curse of the Bambino", and has been dining out on it since for literally decades. He was on local radio yesterday declaring angrily that the curse is not yet broken, and only a final world series victory will do anything to dispell it. The author of a book on the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry was on our NPR affiliate this morning saying even that wouldn't do it -- because the memory of all the earlier failures would still be there.

On a sadder note, as after the Superbowl, there were some rowdy "celebrations", particularly involving college students. But this time it was the police that got out of hand, killing an Emerson College junior with one of their "non-lethal" crowd-control weapons. Personally, I'd say approaching Kenmore Square in this situation makes about as much sense as approaching Mount Saint Helens while the lava dome keeps building up...


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