July 16, 2009

OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER:

Sox fans at a loss during All-Star break (Peter Schworm, July 16, 2009, Boston Globe)

Chris Phelan watched the Home Run Derby, basically a glorified batting practice, and then the highlights. Bereft of box scores, he scoured the Web for trade rumors and midseason retrospectives, desperate for any scrap of news or analysis. He even caught some of Jon Lester’s no-hitter from May 2008, mercifully replayed in the absence of Red Sox action.

All for naught. Three drawn-out days without his beloved Sox, and the toll was starting to show.

“It’s tough right now,’’ he acknowledged, swaying from side to side as though searching for his equilibrium. “I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m just trying to stay busy, trying to suck it up.’’


The All Star break is a tool of Satan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 16, 2009 7:42 AM
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