The (Second?) Greatest Generation

Josh Beckett’s back.  Coco Crisp hurt, upset, possibly metastasizing into a clubhouse you-know-what.  Dice-K’s wife laboring, risking her husband’s trip home.  Dougie Meatballs cut.  A mother/son team wins a singing contest, winning the rights to sing "TMOttBG" at Fenway Park

Which of these stories finally got me back to the main page of the blog, you ask? (hint: the one with the link).  And why?  Well, the buried lede, paragraph six of a six paragraph press release. 

The first runner up in the competition was 85-year-old World War II veteran Harvey Kaplan from Fort Myers, FL. Mr. Kaplan will receive a chance to perform the 7th Inning Stretch classic at the Spring Training game against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 19.

They bypassed an 85 year old war vet for an eight year old and his mom.  This from the same team that cries over Johnny Pesky being exiled from the dugout.  A bunch of monsters, the Sox front office.  Monsters, I say. 

2 comments… add one

  • The is certainly criminal.

    LocklandSF March 18, 2008, 9:28 am
  • “…A bunch of monsters, the Sox front office. …”
    …a bunch of toothless goons i say…

    dc March 18, 2008, 10:04 am

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