"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Let us go then, you and me
The Boston Americans play
Like patients etherized upon a table.
Let us go through half-deserted streets
To claim our seats
On aisles covered by peanut shells.
Let us cheer and wave our hankies:
Shall we ever beat the New York Yankees?
In the bleachers, a woman wags her tongue,
Talking of the great Cy Young.
** Even if it's brewed now in Indiana. Who knew Jake Wirth was one of the founders of the Narragansett Brewery?
I recall drinking Narragansett during the '86 Series for luck, but it didn't help. A package store near my home still stocks the stuff, on a cooler shelf that is set aside as a museum of lost brands: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Carling Black Label, Schlitz, Schaefer.