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Best World Series Column I’ve read today

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ESPN.com: Page 2 – The next win is for everyone

I love the following choice quote:

My only pet peeve about having a Boston team in the Finals: When the Boston mayor makes the stupid bet with the other team’s mayor. Drives me crazy. For instance, before the World Series, Mayor Menino of Boston wagered a bunch of Boston beer and food products (Legal Seafood’s clam chowder, a case of Sam Adams beer, 11 pounds of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a bunch of other Boston-related stuff in exchange for Anheuser-Busch Products, Toasted Ravioli, Bissinger Chocolate and some other St. Louis goodies from Mayor Clark Griswold. That’s a bet? Those are high stakes? Oh, no, we lost … darn, we’re never gonna replace all that clam chowder; I never should have let him sucker me into that. Please. I hate this stuff. Just one of these times, I want one of the mayors to throw something out there like, “If you guys win, I’ll sleep with a tranvestite … if we win, you have to try heroin and speed at the same time.” Now THAT would get people talking.

That had me uncontrollably laughing in the office.

Another interesting tidbit from that column was this:

Weird fact in case you missed it: The Celtics won their first championship against St. Louis (1957); the Bruins broke a 41-year Stanley Cup drought against St. Louis (1970); and the Patriots won their first Super Bowl against St. Louis (2002).

And the joke:

Q: What do you call 25 guys watching the World Series? A: The Yankees

Ah man, I needed the release.

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