Heart and Soul

Wrigley field. Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates.  Unless you can get Clint Eastwood to bake an apple pie made with guns, porn and whiskey in the back of a Ford pickup it doesn't get any more American than that.

Wrigley Field.
Unless you can get Clint Eastwood to bake an apple pie made with guns and porn in the back of a Ford pickup it doesn’t get any more American than that.

Everyone has traditions. Some of them are cute and charming. Like Easter Egg hunts at grandma’s house or Memorial day picnics with Uncle Mort’s special pickled eggs.

Some are weird and disturbing. Like Sid Crosby using the same jock strap as a 26 year old multi-millionaire that he did when he was playing junior at Shattuck St. Mary’s (which is true.)

But let’s face it: most are just stupid. All humans regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or religion develop some sort of behavioral patterns that make us feel like we have some semblance of control over our lives.

“It’s a tradition” sounds more quaint and socially acceptable than “I have had this weird ass obsession since I was a kid….” Continue reading

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3 responses to “Heart and Soul

  1. “I am more convinced that MLB needs Wrigley Field (and its half Brother Fenway Park) more than it needs Hot dogs, the designated hitter or All-Star games of questionable importance.”

    This statement is both sad and true. The sad part is the icons of baseball are in such sad condition. The true part is even sadder. Baseball now relies on venues to draw interest, because the game is being slowly strangled by the incompetence of its leadership.

  2. Dubs is really onto something there. People don’t go to Wrigley to see the Cubs, they go to Wrigley because it’s Wrigley. Same thing used to be true for Fenway until the Sox actually started winning.

    Meehan

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