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.