You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem.
This morning, if you were a Red Sox fan, you woke to some glorious news. Alex Cora has been hired as Boston’s manager once again. I won’t go too much into how he was a scapegoat for an incompetent commissioner’s office, or that the Red Sox never really cheated or that all his perceived crimes came while working for another organization. I won’t be doing any of that. Today is a day of remembering. Of celebration.
I won’t be going into how the Astros were the real cheaters in this story. We will be bypassing the fact that they won a fraudulent World Series title on the back of trash cans and intricate technology based sign stealing. None of that will even be touched on here.
I would never take this time to point out that MLB wanted so badly to trash the Red Sox reputation and find an ounce of wrongdoing to pin them up on a cross and make an example of them only to find nothing and scramble back like a beaten dog with its tail between its legs. That has no place here. It’s just not what I’m about.
A Day To Rejoice
Again, this is a day of celebration. A day to remember simpler times when an untainted, real season of baseball was played and a true champion was crowned. It is also a day to welcome back a man who has paid his debt to society. A man whose only faults were not speaking up when wrongdoing was occurring around him. He has done his time and I for one welcome him back with open arms.
If you do not want Alex Cora back in the league it means you are against prison reform. It means you think anyone who has ever committed a crime can not be rehabilitated and should never be let back into the world for the law-abiding. This means you want to lock up everyone and throw away the key forever. Sorry, that’s just not how I was raised. Time to take a good long look in the mirror, some of you. Not me though. I will be on the right side of history just waiting for 2018 to happen again.
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