Friday, March 31, 2006

"We will fight in France, we will fight on the seas and oceans..."

It's not quite Churchill, but Red Sox owner John Henry attempted to inspire Bill James to join the organization with the following langauage (from the Boston Globe):

We're engaged in this epic, long-term battle/saga with the New York Yankees. We are determined to achieve what no long-suffering, die-hard Red Sox fan believes can actually happen. Wherever we go across the nation, Red Sox fans come out in large numbers. They're all waiting to be delivered. It's not an exaggeration. Short of war, there has not been a bigger quest since King Arthur's days. We've joined together, we're having a lot of fun and it's just beginning here.

Needless to say, James was persuaded and the Sox reached the Promised Land in 2004. Opening Day is only 3 days away...


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