Sunday, July 17, 2005

Things are not looking good for the Sox. They're down 4-1 to the Empire in the top of the 7th. They've already lost 2 out of the first 3, and if they lose tonight it'll be 6 losses in their last 8 games against division rivals Baltimore and New York. so we need a comeback tonight or it's really going to be bad news.

I finished the Dan Shaughnessey book, Reversing the Curse yesterday. It's a great review of the 2004 season, far better than Faithful. Shaughnessey is the guy who really popularized the whle "curse" thing with his 1990 book, Curse of the Bambino. He does a nice job of summing up the season, with chapters for each month, and then one chapter for each playoff series. There is lots of behind the scenes stuff, especially some really interesting bits with "Theo and the Trio" of John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino. I highly recommend the book for anyone who wants a concise, interesting look at the miraculous ride of the 2004 Red Sox.

Next up on the reading list: none other than the blockbuster of the summer, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'm about 80 pages in and it's really good so far. A full review when I'm done.


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