, Newburyport, MA


April 5, 2014

Boston shows pride in face of adversity


“I’m surprised that you see that as being representative of something beyond winning,” I said.

“When you’re down and out, and counting your losses, and you don’t only pick yourself up to start all over again, you go all the way to the top with a spirit that spreads itself the way the Sox spread it.” Freddy said.

“I’m surprised to hear you even talking about the Sox -- in fact, I don’t remember you ever talking about them,” I said.

“We have never had a baseball team do what the Sox did last season, and I don’t know of any baseball team anywhere having done that, but if one did, it didn’t do it following a major bombing of its home town,” Freddy said.

“I fail to see the link of the two events,” I said. “What I saw was the team management getting rid of the troublemakers, and the smarts to bring back their pitching coach as manager who not only stopped the losses, but won the World Series.”

“Pride in the face of adversity is a very special tonic that can nourish recovery for the worst of calamities, which the bombing was, “ Freddy said.

“Pride can be the cause of great falls also,” I said.

“When it’s blindsided, yes, but there’s no sign of that in sight for the Sox this year, so enjoy it while you can because when you look at just about everything else going on, blindsiding is a major concern.”

Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and former executive editor of The Daily News.

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