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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Red Sox theology watch.

Hooray! A new season, a new opportunity to follow quasi-theological commentary on the official baseball team of Philocrites. Here's Dan Shaughnessy, the Globe's resident Red Sox theologian:

When it's the Red Sox and Yankees, even in April, it always goes back to the Bible.

During the ninth inning, said Sox general manager Theo Epstein, "I turned to the guy next to me and said, 'The apocalypse is upon us. The tying run is coming to the plate in the form of A-Rod, who hasn't had a hit all series. Foulke's facing him. Right field's on fire. Apparently, we're all going to die. This is the end of the world.' "

In spite of yesterday's heat wave — and the fire by the river — it wasn't the end of the world, and the Red Sox emerged victorious.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 20 April 2004 at 8:10 AM

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