Monday, April 11, 2011

Batter Up

Welcome to my blog. In this space I will look at the latest news around baseball and offer opinions, sprinkled with a sense of humor. I hope you will enjoy it and join in by commenting. The baseball season has started and already there are a few surprises.

First, of course, there was Boston's winless start that left the so-called Red Sox Nation seething and reaching for the tranquilizers. Then there was Manny Ramirez's foray into the world of PED's once again. And that had to leave Sox fans on the defensive. After all, Manny helped break the team's cursed championship drought. And now more evidence that a whole baseball era full of power bats and amazing feats was just a chemical-induced illusion.

As for the Red Sox, who are going on without Manny, they are struggling. Who would have thought the Sox would be winless against everyone but the Yanks? Maybe it's the Manny curse, a twist on the Curse of the Bambino. Instead of not winning the World Series, the Sox can now only beat the dreaded Yanks. Now that would be a curse for the new century.

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