, Salem, MA

October 3, 2012

Letter: Tough to listen to the Sox

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

It is almost impossible to just listen to the Red Sox.

If it is not Johnny Pesky night, it is a celebration of a past winning team.

Knee-jerk applause greets lumbering memories as everything is made golden with a sort of saint-halo religious tint.

A kind of self-adoration takes over from ‘just play ball.’

A game played for money is doused with sprays of holiness by high-priest announcers.

A double-play is divine, a home run proof of the presence of God.

Malcolm Miller