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Late Arrivals

I watched what I could of the United States’ final group round match against Algeria. When Landon Donovan fired the winning goal to the back of the net I let out an involuntary whoop. I thought I contained myself; I couldn’t tell how loud I was because I had my earbuds firmly ensconced. Two people came running to my cube wondering if I was okay. “The US just scored a goal!” I exclaimed, my voice shaking with excitement and relief. “They’re going to the knockout round!” I am by no means a soccer maven, although I do know the word “soccer” originated in England and is an abbreviation of “association football,” described as such to differentiate it from “rugby football,” which is also called “rugger.” But I knew more than those particular people I alarmed, so I ended up having to explain as best I could why America would advance but that their opponent was not yet determined. Today two different people, both who sit about 50 feet away from me, said they heard “somebody” yell when the United States went ahead. I sheepishly admitted it was me. Later that evening I yelled for a different reason. Jonathan Papelbon blew...

Distraction

Game 133: August 28, 2008 Red Sox 2 BS: Hideki Okajima (8)L: Justin Masterson (4-4) 77-56, 1 game losing streak Yankees 3 W: Mariano Rivera (5-5) 71-62, 1 game winning streak Highlights: Marvel at the Yankees and their disintegrating stadium. For the third straight game the Bronx Bromides tallied three runs, but this time that paltry production proved sufficient to upgrade this series from utter humilitation to moderate embarrassment. That deserves a few curtain calls and potentially a bronze monument in the Nouveau Stade Fasciste. Not only did I not want to write about this game that Jon Lester should have won but I also just bought a Wii. The latter cheered me up after the former. I had hoped Boston would complete the sweep and devastate the Yankees and their fans, but it was not to be. The mustachioed Jason Giambi played the villain with his game-tying two-run longball in the seventh and game-winning RBI single in the ninth.If Bud Selig had any sense of judgment, the extent of Giambi’s participation in this sport would equal that of Barry Bonds’s contributions this season. But the (somewhat less) bulky slugger continues to drag the lumber to the box, notch...

Heshioru [へし折る]

Game 148: September 14, 2007 Yankees 8 W: Brian Bruney (3-1)H: Luis Vizcaino (11)S: Mariano Rivera (27) 84-63, 1 game winning streak25-20-2 series record Red Sox 7 H: Mike Timlin (8)BS, L: Jonathan Papelbon (3, 1-3) 89-59, 1 game losing streak31-12-5 series recordMagic number: 11 Highlights: Heshioru is the Japanese verb equivalent to smash, snap, or break. In baseball terms, it means to saw off a batter. With maddening regularity Mariano Rivera does this in nearly every appearance, just as he did to Bobby Kielty in the ninth. The word is also used in a phrase that translates literally to “snapping the nose of the arrogant person,” where in English we would say “bring down a peg or two” or “knock someone off their high horse.” Just as the hopes of Red Sox fans for a series sweep against the Yankees were shattered last night, so was one of my long-held beliefs. “May you live in interesting times,” according to Stephen E. DeLong, may not be an ancient Chinese curse after all. A geologist by training, his research covered the English-speaking lineage the of the aphorism thoroughly. The earliest reference given to DeLong was a translation of The Secret...


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