Saturday, September 17, 2005

**MOJO** - Boston Day 2

Hometown mojo rolls on after the ultra rare walk-off HBP in extra frames last night. Today, we turn to what Ron Burgundy would refer to as "diversity", or otherwise known as an "old, old wooden ship.



The U.S.S. Constitution was commissioned back in 1797, and now rests in Boston Harbor for visitors to see. Built to be powerful enough to defeat an enemy of equivalent strength and fast enough to outsail a stronger opponent, "Old Ironsides" was the class of the Navy, and is the oldest ship still in commission. The U.S.S. Constitution brings with it traditional mojo, for the Sox to do what they have always done well, score runs. To be powerful enough to knock the ball out of the yard, and swift enough to manufacture a run when you have to.



With Bronson Arroyo taking the hill today, we turn to another frigate docked in Boston Harbor: the Boston Tea Party Ship.



In response to the Tea Act of 1773, Boston Patriots boarded the vessels of the East India Company docked in Boston Harbor and threw 342 crates of tea overboard. This act of defiance sparked a rash of demonstrations throughout the American Colonies. Last night, Tim Wakefield provided the spark with his 9 inning performance, lets see a full blown Party break out with Arroyo's start today.



And for a little extra Boston mojo today, I'll be sitting out in Sec 43 with a host of other Royal Rooters enjoying the game. Here's to them, and to those that can't be there in person:

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