Friday, May 31, 2013
Shot of the day: How 'bout them Sox?
* It's slightly ironic that the plane wearing the Sox livery used to be named "Blue Yorker". The Sox and the New York Yankees have been American League rivals for decades, dating back to when Boston sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919. I have a family legend that touches on this: My mother, who grew up in Boston, has told the tale of her parents betting on the outcome of the Yankees - Red Sox pennant series. The loser had to paint their bedroom. I don't remember now who was betting on Boston, but the story goes that from then on their bedroom had "Damn Yankees" on the ceiling.