30 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up best
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 beerFrom New Hampshire to the oceanSox fans are in motionHoping without reasonFor 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.
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.
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