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Saturday, October 04, 2008
“Bandwagonesque, A hard rain’s gonna fall, Turbofolk-listening Serb thugs”...yep, it can only be the brilliance of Matt Welch.
It is probably somewhat unfair to say that Red Sox fans are the worst sub-species of human in the world. Turbofolk-listening Serb thugs are certainly more violent, though they do radiate more intelligence. Italian soccer fans are probably more racist, though they wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a pink cap. But in the world of baseball, I can think of no tribe so dull-witted, so bandwagonesque, so committed to turning what was once a charming underdog/curse story into an act with all the grace and humility of a Zell Miller speech in front of 15,000 fat Republicans howling for blood. They make Yankees fans seem civilized, and Rays fans seem like grizzled students of the game. (Here’s a test: Next time you hear a Donnie Moore joke, shoot back with a reference to Pumpsie Green, and note the unblinking glare of incomprehension.)
...A hard rain’s gonna fall on the Nation one of these days. What better way than to croak them the way they croaked us so many years ago—with three consecutive wins while facing elimination? The monkey on the Angels’ back is turning into a gorilla. Maybe recovering from an 0-2 deficit is the only way to truly exorcise the ghost that’s haunted this organization for two decades now. Is Joe Saunders man enough for the job? We’ll see….
Posted: October 04, 2008 at 07:52 PM | 49 comment(s)
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