Sunday, April 13, 2003

What the Boos Said

Whenever someone brings out these "sports is a pleasant diversion from the trials of our daily lives" themed mantras, I think of days like yesterday.

While Pedro Martinez was having his worst outing ever as a Red Sox, getting booed even from a contingent of fans at Fenway, my alma mater, New Hampshire, was getting manhandled and beat by Minnesota in the NCAA hockey finals.

Even the guy I can count on to root for and give me a taste of what rooting for a winner is actually like, Tiger Woods, barely made the cut at Augusta; though at least Mr. Woods seems to have the charm for dramatic comebacks rather than dramatic chokes.

So much for diversion. I'd rather pay bills than suffer the sports whammy delivered to me in living color by the modern miracle of televisions yesterday.

If that isn't enough, reader Isaac Taylor writes to alert me to this nonsense:

Shame, shame on WEEI for the disgusting "Sox and Awe" signs it distributed at Fenway Park today. These signs are a disgrace to WEEI, to the Red Sox, and to the people of New England. All politics and patriotism aside, it's offensive to equate or associate baseball with the war in Iraq, and the "Shock and Awe" bombing campaign. WEEI belittles the sacrifices made by the men and women serving in the Persian Gulf, and verges upon celebrating the suffering of the Iraqi people.

The Red Sox make me crazy too, but this is outrageous.

Outrageous indeed.

Today can only get better, right?