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Sox, Media Nation climb

I was sitting in my car last night, trying to get a signal from a campsite near Mount Monadnock, when J.D. Drew finally worked off the first $1 million of his $70 million contract. Absolutely incredible. At that point, I took a radio into my tent and listened to the wavering ESPN play-by-play on an AM station in New York.

I must have dozed off, because the next thing I knew it was the fifth inning, and the Sox were ahead, 10-1. I turned it off and went to sleep. I still don’t know who the heroes were, other than Drew and Curt Schilling. As soon as I post this item, I’m going to find out.

Today I helped lead a group of eight Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to the top of Monadnock (elevation: 3,165 feet). It was a perfect day, made all the more so because we knew the Sox would be playing a Game Seven tonight.

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  1. O-FISH-L

    Yes, Drew and Schilling were the stars, but would you believe Eric Gagne threw a 1-2-3 ninth? Granted it was 12-2 at the time but it was still great.Of course some of the nitwits in Boston TV sports said of Drew’s heroics, “Fans booed him as he struggled all year.” Almost as if they hadn’t been critical too!

  2. Ted

    That is an AWESOME day, all around. It must have been great on the mountain top in the weather we are experiencing, surely not expexted when planning the hike.

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