"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
I like the Red Sox. I think they're a noble cause. I would think it would be very hard to be living in Michigan and have to root for the Tigers. At least with the Red Sox there is always hope. There's also a kind of a sense of dignity. Yankees fans are kind of pathetic because they always win. Rooting for them is just such an easy option. With the Red Sox, there is always disappointment, so there's a sense of goodness to rooting for them, a virtue. (Via the Boston.com baseball blog)
Dale Price links to an Oakland, Mich., Press series on the Tigers' decline, which offers an excuse to link to this memorable 1911 photo that serves as an allegory of Detroit's baseball plight.