‘Take the poignant pain and stuff it’: Marty Nolan
and Howard Bryant
have great columns this morning. Marty to the literary baseball-is-a-metaphor-for-life types who think Sox suffering was intellectually cute: “Let's try it the other way. Take the poignant pain and stuff it. Let's see how we like winning. If we like it, let's win again.” ... Howard on the same subject: “The motivation for rooting wasn't for champagne toasts, but in anticipation of the next chapter. In the end, it was still all about the ongoing story. The new chapter has now begun.”
Hub Blog would add: If we do miss the suffering (and I doubt we will), there will always be the Bruins and Celtics. ...
-- The NYT
is playing up the Suffering Void Left In Boston nonsense. It's sooooooo intellectual and existential. ... Does this article even remotely capture the mood in Boston? Yeah, three million people tomorrow will be crying and lamenting the loss of suffering. Right.
Time to blow up the MBTA and start from scratch:
Five hundred taxpaying citizen customers beg for trolley service
in Somerville. The MBTA says no. You shall get buses. ... And I thought I detected a changing mindset at the MBTA.