Monday, September 22, 2008
I just want to thank John Henry, Tom Werner and Lucky Larry for not going forward with the plan to build a new Fenway Park.
Haunted Baseball was written by Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon. The Publisher sent me the book to review. The stories were entertaining, but these types of book even baseball ones are not my cup of tea. I read humor, politics, and economics books. For the most, I read to be educated more than entertained.
The one story that was particularly interesting was from Derek Jeter (yeah, I know). In the eighth inning of the Shady Chicken Little game, “Aaron Boone got antsy on the bench. He asked Derek Jeter how could he be some calm, with all that was at stake. Jeter’s reply was brief: ’The ghost will come eventually.’” He meant the ghosts of MFY Stadium - the great dead players of the past.
A-Hole expands on the notion. “I think it elevates your game. You realized that when you step in Yankee Stadium, there’s a great responsibility.“ Even though I don’t believe in curses, ghost and the supernatural, many do like Jeter and A-Hole and that’s what counts. So when the MFY move into a new park, will it be the same for them? Will the ghosts follow the two most important MFYs across the street? Maybe not. It certainly won’t be the same next season and A-Hole and Jeter might not have the mental edge at home as they believe.