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Friday, August 7, 2009

Lessons Learned

Sports writers are not supposed to be fans. We are supposed to be impartial observers and reporters, bringing fans the news of the events we cover, the inside edge while providing our analysis and projections of the next game to come. First rule of the press box? There is no cheering in the press box.

Well, I am not currently in a press box and yes, I am still a fan.

I learned this last night.

It was right about the time that Jorge Posada scorched Billy Traber for a three run dinger as the Yankees hung an eight spot on the Red Sox in the fourth, putting to bed New York's eight game losing streak to the Sox this season sinking the hearts of everyone in New England.

Then my t.v. remote hit the wall.

I do not remember throwing it, exactly. Yet, there it was, batteries and buttons and mangled plastic on the floor, rendered completely useless. I have another remote, but it works only to turn the t.v. on and off. I cannot change the channel, which is a shame, because now my t.v. is stuck on NESN. It it seems I am destined to watch the Sox implode for the rest of the season, pitch by horrific pitch.

Where did things go wrong?

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