"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
When he finishes gloating, my trusty ward-heeler, * Steve M, will be pleased to know that Warren G Harding was a big baseball fan who even had Babe Ruth over to the White House. Wonder if he and the Bambino took turns hiding showgirls in the closet? The White House website has a gallery of presidential first pitches, if not showgirls.
Rooting for the Cubs or Red Sox is a character-building – and hence, noble – exercise in a way that cheering for baseball's pinstriped equivalent of US Steel can never be, George Will learned young.
Northeastern University Press has come out with a reprint of a history of the Boston Braves by the great sportswriter Harold Kaese. Among the NU Press' other titles is a book on Salem in myth and memory; chronicles of the first and last years the Red Sox won the World Series, and a history of the Beanpot.