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Burning Down the House

The story of this game is the story of America.

While the Red Sox were mounting their historic triumph over their arch rivals the Yankees in 2004, 19-year old Clay Buchholz was arrested for the theft of 29 laptops from an intermediate school in Lumberton, Texas. Despite the boy’s spotty past Boston drafted him in the supplemental round in 2005. Three years after his arrrest Buchholz threw a no-hitter against the Orioles.

Just as the idea of America is to accept people from all countries, creeds, and colors and transform them in the crucible of opportunity to create themselves anew, so did baseball for Buchholz.

Not only did the lithe lad attain a mark of personal distinction with his no-hitter, but his team went on to win the World Championship in the 2007 Fall Classic. The Red Sox remain the first team to win more than one championship in this millennium.

Like the curving seam of a baseball America’s tale twists, and yet those undulations stitch together two halves to make a perfect sphere. Buchholz’s story took a downward turn when his team could not score against the lowly Orioles, a Lar in a division of titans.

On this homestand, Buchholz can return to his abode and be consoled by his wife Lindsay. The former model and new mother was named one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007.

Ah, baseball! Ah, America!

Game 151: September 21, 2010
9W: Brad Bergesen (8-10)
H: Mark Hendrickson (8), Michael Gonzalez (9)
2B: Matt Wieters (21), Adam Jones (23)
3B: Felix Pie (3)
HR: Ty Wigginton (21)
Red Sox
1L: Scott Atchison (2-3)
2B: Jed Lowrie (12), Ryan Kalish (9), Bill Hall (13)

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