Friday, August 1, 2008

We Have Confirmed that His Last Name Is Also Massachusetts' Nickname. Now Let's Move On.

The good news is that Jason Bay, in his Red Sox debut, played a pivotal role in Boston's extra-innings victory over the Oakland A's. The bad news is that he's barely been on the team for twenty-four hours and the "BAY State" references--permeating the news media and, more tiresomely, handmade signs in and around Fenway Park on Friday night--have already worn out their welcome.

We can't be both a nation and a state, Red Sox fans. Also, Boston's a city. Also (and most importantly), in no conceivable scenario does a proper noun warrant such high levels of excitement.

Let's all make an effort to be more imaginative from here on out. We owe that much to Jay-Bay™. (See? It's that easy.)

1 comment:

-The Shiny Happy Mama- said...

It was CRAZY around here! Nobody would shut up about "OMG, they traded Manny!!" and "Hey, that Jason Bay is probably going to be good for the team." Blah blah blah. Everywhere. Even the other mamas at the park were talking about it.

I'm glad Jbay made a good first impression last night. I can't take much more awkward, female sports chatter around the sandbox.