Amen, Bob

The truth is that in this perverted sports climate, the other team is never just allowed to be better, even for a day, let alone a series or a season. No, no. Blame must be affixed. Heads must be severed.

Once upon a time, losing brought a brief period of sorrow. Now it brings rage. The rest of the season, I fear, will not be much fun.

The truth is we need to sit down and figure out what sports are all about. We’ve lost our way.

Read the whole thing, here.  Nailed.

4 comments… add one
  • Now watch the Sox fight back *just enough* to tease us. With the pressure off, they will play a bit better. (Can’t play worse… or can they?)
    The Yankees, thinking it’s sewn up, will slip a little.
    Because you see, the torture can’t possibly be over yet.
    I’ve got tickets for late September… Right now, I don’t know if I could even give ’em away. But my suspicion is we’ll see the Sox more like 3-4 games out at the end.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 9:11 am
  • The Sox don’t need to play that much better to beat the struggling ChiSox and Liriano-less Twins. There’s still hope. Kinda.

    Paul SF August 22, 2006, 10:49 am
  • It’s funny to see such a rational, levelheaded column just inches away from MacMullan’s, which today opens with:
    “This mercifully completed series has been like a horrific house fire burning out of control, the flames licking higher and higher, inflicting more and more damage as the games raged on and the losses piled up.”
    Before turning the guns on Manny for daring leave the game for a health issue that was insufficiently debilitating (“he showed no sign of a limp”) for MacMullen’s tastes.
    Surely Bob Ryan is fully aware that his employer is a central player in creating the rabid sports atmosphere that he thinks has gone too far. It would be nice if his collegues got the memo.

    airk August 22, 2006, 11:39 am
  • I don’t know, Paul. The ChiSox are in the middle of a stretch of playing NYY-Det-KC-Minn-Det, and are 8-6 in that time. Not great, but hardly struggling, given the quality of their opponents. Plus, they’re four games ahead…
    Not saying the Red Sox can’t catch them, you understand. I just don’t think that you can say they’re “struggling.”

    Sam August 22, 2006, 1:31 pm

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