Saturday, January 16, 2010
Either Martha Coakley has an indecipherable style of deadpan humor, or she is deliberately trying to throw the election.
Curt Schilling was of central importance in bringing a World Series championship to Boston after nearly a century of frustration for Red Sox fans. Characterizing him as a Yankees fan is like a minor Shia functionary accusing a significant Imam of being a Sunni.
Coakley makes so many gaffes that she is qualified to run in the No. 2 slot with President Obama in the 2012 election, should VP Joe Biden decide he's had enough.
UPDATE: Number 38 is not amused.
CWCID: Politico and Ace
As a life-long Red Sox fan I have a great affection for the 2004 NY Yankee team. So maybe Martha was meaning it that way. Anyway, Scott Brown beating Martha Coakley is going to be a lot like the Red Sox coming back against the Yankees in 2004 after being down 3 games to none in the ALCS.
The Coakley campaign spin on this is that she was trying to make a "very, very deadpan" joke(Politico link). If so, it shows just how bad she is at thinking on her feet. The politic thing would have been to say something like this: "While Chuck Schilling and I disagree on politics, I and all Sox fans will never forget his grit and determination in bringing the Sox its first championship in 86 years."
Of course, being from Western Mass, she just might be a Yankees fan.
Boludo Tejano, that base accusation crossed my mind, but I dared not speak it.
SW Connecticut has already written itself out of New England by being Yankee fans. Also, I don't mind if people from NY are Yankee fans, though I wouldn't want my daughter to marry one.
I grew up in the Bronx during the Fritz Peterson - Mike Kekich days.
When we vactioned way up in Red Sox nation, my kids noticed how in stores the "Yankees suck" items outnumbered the "Go Sox" items by five to one. This was even after the Sox had finally won a series or two.
In this century I worked on some class projects with a Bristol CT native who was a diehard Yankees fan.
Back in the day, her grandmother was one of a group in New Britain who provided room and board at their homes for players on the Red Sox farm team in New Britain. One of her friends had Wade Boggs among the group of Brit Sox players rooming and boarding at her house. Her friend chewed Wade out when she found out about Wade’s New Britain infidelities. So, Wade’s later behavior with Margo was readily predicted by his past actions.
Anon 11:37. You may have found a store where that 5-1 ratio was true - though I doubt even that, frankly - but I challenge your observation that it was general. Boston fans are irritating enough in reality, you don't need to exaggerate it.