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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
For those of you who have not seen Jacoby Ellsbury’s electrifying steal of home plate from last night’s Red Sox [team stats]-Yankees game, we are reminded of an old line from The Three Stooges: “Just turn on anything, you’ll get it.”
Turn on Comcast. Turn on NESN. Turn on ESPN. Heck, turn on your backyard sprinkler and, somehow, a vision will appear: The young, fleet-of-foot outfielder, dancing off third base, gazing at Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, watching every move, every twitch . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . and then dashing toward home plate as the packed Fenway house, jolted to the realization that something special is taking place before their collective eyes, roars in anticipation of what is about to happen...