Oct 29, 2010

When the lights go down in the city

It's both World Series and election season. Both pastimes evoke deep personal emotions in followers. If you don't think that is true, then you weren't by my side when I witnessed people lining up to get into the cemeteries around Boston to share the Red Sox 2004 win over the Yankees with their missing loved ones the next morning or the tears shed at the Black Elks Club in Saratoga on November 4, 2008.

This year's Fall Classic presents an underlying sociological dynamic that plays well into the current political climate. We have as opponents teams representing the the ultimate Blue City of San Francisco vs. the ultimate Red City of Dallas. It's the center of urban liberalism duking it out with the center of sprawling nothingness. Heck, they don't even slap the label 'Dallas' on that squad; it's called the Texas Rangers. You can get to one stadium on public transportation, the other needs a car. One is embedded in the city, the other mirrors the suburban wasteland of the New South, with the park located out near the airport half-way to Fort Worth.

When those are the choices, which 'burgh do you think holds the strongest ties and loyalty among its citizenry? Yep, you guessed it, and nothing could prove that better than the singalong that broke out in the late innings of last night's game.

While we sure never envisioned the following sentence ever being written here on Nanoburgh (given they might be the worst rock & roll band in history):

Here's Journey (and 43,000 chorus members) taking us into the weekend....

So, how do the Rangers match this at tomorrow's home game; with the theme song from the old Dallas TV show?


Hiram the Moneylender said...

Worst ever? I thought REO Speedwagon had that wrapped up?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hiram.
How about Styx?