Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Bravo Boston!!

And so I drink long life to the boys who plowed a new equator round the globe stealing bases on their bellies.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Yeah! They won eight in a row. They came back from a historic impossibility of being down three games to none to the powerhouse New York Yankees, who had the highest payroll in baseball, but obviously not the best team. Then Boston beat St. Louis, the team that had the most wins in baseball, in four straight. Tenacity and perseverance pay off every time, albeit 86 years in this case.

With all the turmoil around the world and in this country during the election season, it is nice to enjoy a great baseball series. The Misanthrope loves being able to enter the world of baseball and for nine innings and a couple of hours forget the outside world, this is what makes baseball the greatest American sport.

Baseball is the greatest of American games. Some say football, but it is my firm belief, and it shall always be, that baseball has no superior.
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931), U.S. inventor.

Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem...It's impossible to understand America without a thorough knowledge of baseball.
Saul Steinberg (1914 - 1999), Romanian-born U.S. artist and cartoonist.

1 comment:

On The Mark said...

There's a great quote somewhere, by somebody, about how baseball is the closest "man" has ever come to perfection.