This is my favorite time of year, when baseball gets going again and the Red Sox come out from hibernation. “In cartographic celebration of this sporting Eostre, here is the map of the countries of baseball in North America,” writes The Map Scroll.
I won’t get into the Yankees Empire versus the Red Sox Nation boondogle because both teams make it increasingly difficult to love either one. As much as it pains me to admit this, I don’t think I would be a Red Sox nutcase had I not grown up in the shadow of Fenway Park.
That is to say, they’re isn’t much to love about them in the same sense that there isn’t much to love about the Yankees or The Duke Blue Devils or the Los Angeles Lakers. The distinctions that made me cling to them as a child and be protective and defensive about them are no longer there.
Still, it’s gonna be a helluva 2009 baseball season.