Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Be Thankful

Thus ends the best month in New England sports history. Be glad you lived to see it.

2 comments:

Gringo said...

In 1986, some months before the Red Sox had won the pennant that year, a klezmer group on the Prairie Home Companion sang a song about the Red Sox . Here is what I remember of the song:

Go, Boston Red Sox
......
...of frankfurters and beer
From New Hampshire to the ocean
Sox fans are in motion
Hoping without reason
For a better season
Than you had last year.
Mazeltov!

Ironically, for all my dislike of the NY Yankees, the only actual contact I had with a major league ballplayer was with a former Yankee, who was a student teacher in one of my high school gym classes. In a conversation with a co-worker, I found out that Calvin Schiraldi was a member of his church. A classmate in TX from the west side of the Connecticut River was a diehard Yankees fan- not surprising given the Yankees/Red Sox divide in Conn. Her grandmother had boarded players from the Red Sox farm team in New Britain.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I remember that song! Parts of it, anyway. "oh-oh give it to him let him see the fastball! give it to him let him see the fastball!" I bought their tape, but that version wasn't on there. It was to the tune of "In Odess" (Odessa), which is likely an eastern European klex standard.