As I write this, it is the cusp of summer, and the Boston Red Sox are winning. They’ve won seven out of ten and sit in first place, a half game ahead of that barnstorming assemblage of all-stars, that billionaire’s vanity toy, also known as the New York Yankees. The Sox lead despite a daunting array of injuries to key players; one star (Trot Nixon) and one superstar (Nomar Garciaparra) have yet to play a single inning this season, while...
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