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Monday, October 18, 2004

Red Sox Philosophy Intersects with 70's Arena Rock



A friend once told me the best argument against the existence of God is that Christian Rock bands are all so terrible. (I believe the actual phrase was "...couldn't suck more.") We then both realized that the best argument for the existence of God was that Journey frontman, Steve Perry, was stricken with throat cancer.

I was reminded of this metaphysical riddle at the conclusion of the Sox/Yankees game last night, a game the Sox eventually won, to barely stay alive 3 games to 1. Knowing full well no team has ever returned from 3-0 down in a 7 game series to win, I needed just a minute amount of encouragement in order to enjoy this win. Luckily the phone rang. The voice on the other end simply said, "In the words of Steve Perry, 'Don't Stop Believin'." Like many Red Sox fans, in the absence of any religious beliefs whatsoever, Steve Perry, bad throat and all, seems a fitting deity.

Indeed. Have there ever been more appropriate lyrics?:

"Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on"

How 'bout:

"Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night!"

Actually, maybe Steve wasn't talking about baseball there.

Game 5, today, 2PM Pacific. God willing, the Red Sox Wheel in the Sky will keep on turning.Posted by Hello