An e-mail, from a thinking Boston man:
If the Red Sox come from behind to win this series from the Yanks,
after being down 3-0, just look out
for the “Comeback Kerry” campaign to co-opt their success. And should
the Red Sox win their World Series,
and finally shed the curse, it would stand to be even worse. That would
be a sickening spectacle for baseball.
I was rooting for the Sox, but now I’m not so sure. If they win the
Series, they will finally deserve the full fruits
of their victory, not be co-opted by a political campaign of doofuses
who couldn’t stand in the batter’s box to face down
my seven-year old niece’s patented cut-slowball.