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The Morning After: November 5, 2008…A New Day

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The cursor on this post spent about an hour blinking before I could figure out what to type first. It is a difficult task to pen words to capture an event as you are watching it happen on the television in front of you. Three or four paragraphs were typed and erased….thoughts were jotted down – crumbled up…and thrown away. I tried to be eloquent…I tried to be stoic…I tried to be funny…and I tried to be objective. Reality is though, there is only one word to accurately depict what we watched last night.

History.

I know it seems like a cop-out to reduce the election of our Nations first African American President to a single word…but to me it seems like a bigger cop out to try to sensationalize an event that would be better served by shutting my mouth and letting that event stand on it its own merit.

Who voted for who and what each of us believes should not play a part in what happened…because it has happened…and now is out of our control….it is confirmed that “change” has a new address…1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the new home of Barack Obama

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The Morning After: October 11, 2008

Rollin the Dice

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice-K) pitches the Sox to a Game 1 win.

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The Red Sox stole Game 1 of the ALCS in Tampa 2-0. Tropicana Field is a place they had only won 1 game in their previous nine meeting.  The Sox took the lead with a Jed Lowrie sac fly, scoring Jason Bay.  All these new faces this season in the Sox uniform are contributing to another deep run into the playoffs for the defending champs.  The young Rays lineup looked completely overmatched all night, not registering a hit against Dice-K until the 7th inning.  The 2nd year Japanese pitcher has proven his worth again for the $50 million posting fee.

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