For whoever said the media coverage was favoring the Red Sox more than the Cardinals during the World Series, how further from the truth could that have been? Every five seconds FOX was showing a clip of Bill Buckner or Bucky Dent or Aaron Boone. Also, look at who FOX chose to anounce the games: Joe Buck, whose dad was a longtime announcer for the Cards and is an avid self-proclaimed Cards fan, and Tim McCarver, who played for the cards. The whole broadcast was tinted in the Cards' favor, so much so that I watched the Series on mute while listening to my radio. -- Pete, Marshfield, Mass.
So did any of you happen to catch Fever Pitch this weekend? I'm guessing these two readers won't be going anywhere near it. -- JL
I can think of a million reasons not to see this movie. Here's five. 1. I respect Nick Hornby's original book too much. The Americanized version of High Fidelity worked, but I have no faith in this one. 2. The billions of people who suddenly became Red Sox fans last October. 3. Drew Barrymore's tired schtick she drags out in every awful romantic comedy she's done: The laugh/cry. She's so happy with love, that tears well up in her eyes. It was lame the first time. By now, it's more likely than watermelon-smashing at a Gallagher concert. 4. Sick of the damn Red Sox. 5. Jimmy Fallon is not as funny as he seems to think he is. -- Crispin, New York
As a St. Louis fan (and one of those rare people who were thoroughly disappointed by the Series), I can tell you I won't go see Fever Pitch. First, it glorifies a team that the national media blatantly favored over mine, and second, it adds insult to injury by showing us Fallon and Barrymore sucking face in our stadium when we were at our lowest. Here's a newsflash for the coasts: in the flyover-state of Missouri, in a town called St. Louis, baseball is sacred, and when you spit in our face with garbage like this, we don't just roll over and accept it. We'll cheer on our Cardinals harder than ever, and we'll love them more than any fans love their teams, because that's what we've always done and will continue to do. -- Bob, St. Louis