Monday, July 26, 2004


Correction:  Earlier this morning I stated that John F. Kerry is a long-time Red Sox fan.  That was an incorrect assumption on my part.  I was wrong.  Kerry apparently has no idea about the Red Sox, past or present.

Discussing his decision to make a campaign detour to Fenway Park, Kerry said, "The idea of missing a Yankees-Red Sox series right before a convention week was not acceptable, so we changed the policy."  However, a Kerry campaign staffer said that Kerry needed to be briefed on the plane in case ESPN decided to talk to Kerry during the game.  A staffer said, "He hasn't been paying attention, though he says he's a fan.  ....  But to the best of my knowledge, he's never inquired about the Sox, how they are doing, that kind of thing."

But, this isn't the first time that Kerry has shown his total Sox ingnorance despite his professed fandom.  Earlier this month, Kerry claimed that he was a big fan of "Manny Ortez."  Who?

This isn't a new trend for Kerry, either.  A few years ago, Kerry claimed, "my favorite Red Sox player of all time is The Walking Man, Eddie Yost."  One problem there, Eddie Yost never played for the Sox.

Nicely done, John.  Maybe you should let Theresa handle the baseball talk from now on.