April 16, 2007

THE ONLY GOOD NATIONALISM:

The away team: In Dice-K's new town, Japanese media find a friendly atmosphere (Bella English, April 16, 2007, Boston Globe)

They love Boston's clam chowder.

But the weather stinks.

They actually find Bostonians friendly.

They say the city isn't that expensive.

They're in awe of Red Sox fans.

They're partial to Jason Varitek, since he's catching for Dice-K. And Curt Schilling, since he's keeping an eye out for the young pitcher.

The sushi at Fenway? Not bad at all.

And they loved the souvenirs, lugging home bags of Red Sox T-shirts, caps , and sweatshirts.

They're the Japanese media who swarmed into town to record every pitch, glitch , and twitch of Dice-K. (Yep, they call him Dice-K, too . )

More than 170 Japanese reporters, photographers, cameramen , and crew poured into Fenway Park for the home opener series against the Seattle Mariners. And though the weather was hostile and Daisuke Matsuzaka only fair in his debut, the media seemed overwhelmed by the warm welcome they received, from a cab driver who returned a $4,000 camera left by a TV reporter to the waiters at Legal Sea Foods who wore headbands that said, in Japanese, "If it isn't fresh, no dice."


Once you've been to Red Sox Nation why would you go back to the Land of the Setting Sun?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 16, 2007 7:57 AM
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Once you've been to Red Sox Nation why would you go back to the Land of the Setting Sun?

The marginal income tax rates are lower.

Less political correctness.

No gay marriage.

No Kennedys.

No John Kerry.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 16, 2007 8:57 AM

I attended a talk given by our church on what the 3 Abrahamic branches have in common. Let's just say the guy has an agenda, probably hit every liberal talking point I could think of.

Did you know that 10-12% of our country is homosexual?

Trashes the Angelicans cos they won't accept homosexuals and won't allow homosexuals and women to wear the pointy hat, no wonder why the kids don't want to join, yet they're joining Islam

which kills homosexuals, doesn't allow women to lead prayers plus won't even allow them next to men.

There's a disconnect somewhere and in this case, I don't think it's me.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 16, 2007 9:50 AM

Mike:

Robots. You forgot robots.

Posted by: Rick T. at April 16, 2007 9:55 AM

Mike:

Robots. You forgot robots.

Posted by: Rick T. at April 16, 2007 9:57 AM

Oh, and really, really fast trains...

Posted by: Rick T. at April 16, 2007 10:10 AM

Just like NH.

Posted by: oj at April 16, 2007 10:12 AM

Mike:

You left out the most important reason of all:

No Sawx fans.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 16, 2007 10:52 AM

There is no Red Sawx Nation.

(I've heard something like that somewhere before)

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 16, 2007 2:16 PM
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