Thursday, May 06, 2010

I have a dream... that Boston fans would have better perspective

Last night was a great tribute to Nomar Garciaparra... someone whom I have already saluted on the blog.

It was wonderful to see whatever ill will existed 5 or 6 years ago between management and Nomar has been put aside to remember what a terrific Red Sox player he was.

But of course it is Boston... the city of my youth... and these are Red Sox fans... and I am one of them... and someone HAS to say something nuts.

And that person would be this lady, who appears in a Boston Globe video posted by Dirt Dog guru Steve Silva.

She compares the night that Nomar got traded to one of those days you all remember like "when Martin Luther King got shot."

I'm just glad they cut away before she took the analogy further. "And you know Dr. King died defending racial justice and Nomar was traded and it lead to the Sox winning the 2004 World Series... so he sacrificed himself for a greater good. I just can't figure out who was more noble."

It's one of those moments where I can't figure out if I am proud or ashamed to be a Sox fan. I guess a funny combination.

Here's her clip... it's right after the band plays up top.

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  1. That's one of those moments where I can't figure out if I'm proud or ashamed to be a human. I has nothing to do with being a sox fan, this lady is just an idiot. There are idiots in every baseball stadium, including the guy that decides to put the mike in their face.

  2. I think you're both overreacting to what the lady said, and calling her an idiot is certainly unnecessary. What she was saying had nothing to do with Nomar's "sacrifices" or Martin Luther King's assassination, but how her family had reacted to the event. I know people who cry when they see a picture that for some reason reminds them of someone living or dead that isn't around any more. Emotions are very personal, people react differently to every event, whether stoic or emotional. You shouldn't be so quick to judge her, without hearing more. Relax, take a deep breath, I know you have a blog and there's not always that much to talk about, but there has to be something better than talking about some lady's memories, THAT YOU THINK are irrational, misanthropic, misguided, or whatever the hell YOU think it is she was thinking....

  3. Thanks Tony... I think I was having some fun.

  4. Anonymous6:15 PM

    The Negroes went on to win a World Championship after MLK was shot?

  5. Anonymous11:00 AM

    its called the white house (p.s boston sucks and so does NO(ring)MAH