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  • Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:31:28    Permalink

    I admit to being a Moron Sportstalk Radio junkie.
    Monday, after an exhausting week in New York launching TheOld Turks Load and navigating the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, I recuperated on the couch with six hours of the Boston Marathon (an excellent spectator sport, by the way) and the Boston Red Sox game. Then I paid a few bills and schlepped to the post office. During this short drive Felger & Mazz, two of my favorite sportstalk morons, told me about the Marathon Bombing. They said it put the game of baseball, and all sports, into perspective.
    Indeed, falling down a darkened elevator shaft puts baseball in perspective. Bookselling, too. Maritime List 216 languished on my shelves amidst more slaughter of innocents. Then the gut wrenching hunt that followed, spiced by the Senates cowardly refusal to do anything about background checks. Friday night I dreamt I was that 19 year old bleeding out inside a shrinkwrapped boat in someones driveway. Dont ask me why. I might tell you.
    Then Neil Diamond shows up at the Red Sox game and sings Sweet Caroline and the guy on the radio talks about closure.
    Feels more like a gaping wound to me.

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