I am struggling to come up with anything whatsoever to say about the Red Sox right now. It's sad--I should be able to talk about them just as well when they're losing as when they're winning most of their games--but I just don't know what to write right now. In the name of appreciating the little things, I did find it heartwarming to hear the story of Carlos Pena--he even had a big grin on his face in the middle of the game the other night, while taking a lead off first base.
Edw. sent me in the direction yesterday of Troy Aikman's remarks when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, saying I'd appreciate the way they were written (he was right). What stuck out to me the most was the quote:
In closing, I'd like to share something that a close friend used to tell me back when I was playing. He'd say this when times were tough, maybe we'd lost a close game, I'd thrown the deciding interception or the grind and the rigors of the season were beginning to take their toll on me. What Norv Turner would say was this:
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these are the jobs we've always dreamed of having. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these are the jobs we've always dreamed of having.
But anyway. Since I don't have much more substantial than that to offer today, I thought I'd officially cop out with an open thread. And my open thread question, asked for many reasons but some of them having to do with the Red Sox of late, is: Do you believe in fate? That everything happens for a reason? Or is it all just random molecules crashing together?