If you’re like me, you probably hadn’t thought about “Animal House” for many years, even though it is the greatest movie of all time.
So what were the odds of finding two Blutto Blutarsky references following the collapse of the 2009 Red Sox?
First, on Monday, the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy informed us, “In that moment, Papelbon was working on a string of 27 consecutive scoreless postseason innings. His career playoff ERA was John Blutarsky’s grade-point average: 0.00.”
Then, today, Gerry Callahan writes in the Boston Herald: “Guerrero flared a single to center, and just like that, the previous six months of Red Sox baseball was like Blutarsky’s seven years at Faber College: down the drain.”
Must be just a coincidence. (Thanks to Media Nation reader J.M.)