The Reversal: The Great Spirits of Baseball at monument park

Good Day Baseball Fans,

As we journey through the four month wait for spring training, I’m sure that many baseball fans will be closely watching the transaction news of free agent signings and trades.

As we wait, I would like you to indulge in reading this blog, which will tell a story of what might have ended the most famous of Baseball’s legendary curses: The Curse of the Bambino.

Now, we continue with: The Reversal….

The brisk, October wind, REVERSES course, churning its way through the electricity of the 2004ALCS and into monument park, where the Great Spirits of Baseball have gathered to witness an important event in baseball history….

Great Spirit of Baseball, Ted Williams, breaks the silence:

"So Bambino, can you hear what your fans are chanting?…."Who’s Your Daddy?"/ / /// "Who’s Your Daddy?"/ / ///(Yankee Fans in unison)

How long are you going to let this continue? It’s been 86 years. Is this what you really wanted? Is this the justice that you require for you being sold to the Yankees? Did you really want such humiliation to be inflicted on the RedSox fans, the city, and the team that you won the 1918 World Series with?"

Great Spirit of Baseball, The Bambino, shouts: "Allright Already! You’ve flapped your trap long enough! I never told anyone to rattle on about daddys, I was just P.O.ed about getting sold from the BoSox after all that I did for those bums who shell out the bucks! I played my butt off for those fans! I never meant for them to get ripped by their enemies!"

Great Spirit of Baseball, Lou Gehrig, speaks: "I don’t think it’s all about you Bambino, there’s another cog in the wheel that has been wrenched."

Great Spirit of Baseball, The Bambino, puzzled, replies: "What kind of riddle baloney are you blabbering about, ‘cog in the wheel’ MY BUTT?!"

Great Spirit of Baseball, Ted Williams, opines: "I think I’m readin’ what Gehrig is yappin’ about. It’s the "Boss" who took a wrench to that stinkin’ "cog in the wheel."

The Bambino shoots back: "HAVE YOU LOST YOUR HEAD?!….wait a minute….Your freeloadin’ family put it in cryogenic freeze!"

Ted Williams fires: "Watch it buster, you might put a curse on yourself! Now get your head out of your fat butt before I spike your beer with castor oil, and pour tobasco sauce all over your stinkin’ gas-filled hot dogs!!"

Great Spirit of Baseball, Harry Caray, lays it down: "Hey you pugilists! If you keep yackin’, I’ll start SINGIN’, and I know how much you’d like that!"

    *****A calming silence sends a shudder through the Baseball Universe*****

Harry Continues: "Kwitcherbellyakin’ Splinter! The Cubs have suffered for 10 years more than you, and we can’t reason with a billy goat or a black cat, so, just **** it up!"

Lou Gehrig speaks: "The Splinter’s got it figured out. The "Boss" is the man who screwed it all up. Open your bloodshot eyes Bambino! A 200million$+ payroll every year?? The RedSox try to keep up, but, the "Boss" tries to buy the World Series every stinkin’ year! Baseball has become a ruthless rat race where crooks like the "Boss" make our great game a "business" instead of a sport! The Yankees fans have become infected with the "Boss’s" greed!"

Great Spirit of Baseball, The Bambino…………………….Blinks:

(The Bambino lays down his cap and his bat, listening to the sounds of Baseball becoming a ruthless business as the chant,"Who’s Your Daddy?/ / ///" makes him pause a moment to think about it.)

Hey "Boss", did you think about it?

11/4/6 Respectfully Yours, Bluefish

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