I Hate Sports…

…and even I am a bit sad by Johnny Damon’s departure. Sujal hates this, but I rarely, and I mean about twice or thrice a year, go to ESPN.com (though to be fair, that’s about how often he goes to K-O, my job). But I saw a headline today and I had to go. It was Bill Simmon‘s page. The Sports Guy’s article makes perfect sense, and being a fairly detached observer, I really get it.

I think part of the reason that I am a bit sad about Damon leaving is that I went to Red Sox games (“went” is a bit strong, should read: “dragged”) one season, the summer Sujal and I first started dating. I got to know a few players, not personally, of course. Johnny Damon was one of them, though I must admit, my heart with with cutie, Nomar Garciaparra. It seems my tour with knowng something about popular sports is just about over. It’s a bit of a relief, because I can go back to being that anti-sport, poetry loving nerd that I am. I also have to admit that poetry and sports can mix nicely as evidenced by Quicy Troupe’s villanelle on Michael Jordan, “Forty-one Seconds on a Sunday in June, in Salt Lake City, Utah”.

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2 thoughts on “I Hate Sports…

  1. April Rose says:

    Heh. I *learned* how to cook out of the Boston School Cookbook! Now I look at today’s Betty Crocker cookbooks and am like “You mean when you make cookies you *aren’t* supposed to throw in the eggshells?” or “You mean, to bake a cake, I need to buy a box of yellow cake mix?” lol.

    Too bad my brother stole my dad’s copy (given to him by his grandmother, I think) when he moved out of the house and I haven’t seen it since, so I’ve had to deal with Ms. Crocker. Fortunately, John’s mother gave me this cookbook from the 1960s which is heaven to me! “Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry,” now that is something I can handle! 🙂

    If you are ever in the Worcester area, you can come bake with me. 🙂

    Btw, Boston School Cookbook has the BEST pumpkin pie recipe, and I suggest the vinegar pie crust with it.

    Oh, and I just got my first *official* teaching position offer! If all works well, I start Jan 23rd.

  2. heidi says:

    Congrats! email me and tell me where.

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