Friday, October 22, 2004

So Much for Metaphors

I was among the many hoping for a Boston-Houston World Series.

I had envisioned the Sox knocking off Houston in game seven at Fenway -- beating Roger Clemens no less -- with John Kerry in the stands, cheering his team on national television.

A Boston victory, just days before the election, might have led to a groundswell of support for Boston's favorite son this presidential season. (A seven-game series would mean a Boston victory parade on Election Day). All those who love an underdog (or who hate the establishment, big-money Yankees) would take those good feelings about the Red Sox into their voting booths on Election Day.

Oh well ...


I'm making a new t-shirt, which will read "(Red Sox Logo) in October, (Kerry-Edwards logo) in November, (Happy face logo) in December, and a Happy New Year."


I'm heading back to Red State America this weekend, for my cousin's wedding in Atlanta.

Some of you may recall JABBS' eight-part whimsical look at the South -- "A Blue Stater Travels Through Red States" -- and the t-shirts that the Marks donned along the way. If you haven't read the series, feel free to check out the August and September archives.

I'll post my follow-up to the "Blue Stater" series on Monday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will have to assume that you were referring to Kerry as "Boston's favorite son". I suggest that you go back and watch the footage from when he attempted, and I stress attempted, to throw out the first pitch at a game at Fenway. Not only could he not throw, but the booing from the crowd suggests far less than him being a favorite.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what David writes, conservatives (like the one above) need to have the last word.

David wrote: "Boston's favorite son this presidential season." I read that as: "Boston voters are likely to vote overwhelmingly for Kerry over Bush on Nov. 2." And given that he's won three Senate elections in Massachusetts, one has to assume a certain popularity level in his home state, right?

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lighten up....

facts of life-
1) Kerry will win MA (of course, this assumes the Sox win the Series. If not, Bush may end up declaring the state a national disaster area and people may not vote during the riots, fires, torched homes etc. Of course, liberals everywhere will then assume Karl Rove fixed the World Series)
2) He cant throw a baseball
3) Conservatives have not cornered the market on having to have the last word. Having grown up in NY and lived in MA for about a decade, I can vouch for a liberal's ability to debate and argue about everything and anything.

my prediction: cards in six

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not going to get into the tiff you guys are having, but saw in the Washington Post today a suggestion that a Sox victory parade on election day could affect the vote in neighboring New Hampshire (and I would assume, Maine) -- two swing states. It didn't say whether Kerry would benefit or not.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me NOONE here thinks the world series will have an effect on the vote. Please....

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the support for Kerry ... the turnout.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

turnout in mass doesnt matter. and it wont effect turnout anyway. no effect. you give way too much credit to the game and to voters. one has nothing to do with the other.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How i wish the election could be moved upa week. cannot wait for this lunacy to end. i am amazed at how everyone still endlessly reports national polls as if they matter.

does anyone truly believe this election will be decided nov 2?

now it would be somewhat interesting if the reverse of 2000 happens and GWB wins the popular vote and not the electoral. Wonder what the reaction around the country would be this time.

Someone told me this weekend that 80% of total commercials last week in Ohio were political ads. Is that true? What an annoyance and an amazing waste of money-if that happened in ny, i think would boycott the vote altogether.

meanwhile, the one thing michael moore said that i wanted to believe was true was that there was some secret deal to lower the price of gas pre-election. damn-i cannot believe he was wrong!

9:13 AM  

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