The Red Sox and philosophy : Green Monster meditations


    • Macomber, Michael


The Red Sox and philosophy : Green Monster meditations

edited by Michael Macomber

(Popular culture and philosophy / series editor, William Irwin, v. 48)

Open Court, 2010

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Includes index



This volume in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series delves into the tragic and redemptive history of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. Drawing on philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre, chapters range from issues of faith and spirituality to tragedy, irony, existentialism, Sabermetrics, and the infamous "curse of the Bambino." With an emphasis on "Red Sox Nation"  the community of Red Sox fans across the globe  the book connects important philosophical ideas with one of the most storied teams in the history of Major League Baseball. The chapters make complex philosophical arguments easy to understand while providing an insider's knowledge of the hometown team. All but one of the authors in this volume are all Red Sox fans who comment on their team philosophically. There's even a Yankee fan's perspective! With a foreword by Dick Bresciani, vice president and official historian of the Boston Red Sox, this book provides a unique philosophical experience for the die-hard Red Sox fan.


ContentsForeword by Dick Bresciani1. Are the Red Sox the Greatest Conceivable Baseball Team?Joseph Ulatowski 2. Confessions of a Yankee FanMatthew Konig 3. Breaking the Mold: From Ruth to RamirezWeaver Santaniello 4. Red Sox and the Philosophy of Bill James: Quine and SabermetricsJonah Goldwater 5. What Really Offends Fans about Red Sox Ticket ResellersStephen Mathis 6. One with the Team: Why Being a Member of Red Sox Nation Moves us Toward a Confucian Self-ConceptChelsea Harry 7. Wicked Faithful Bahston BelievahsPatrick Tiernan 8. On The Genealogy of a Rivalry: Nietzsche on Why the Nation is Good and the Empire is EvilNolen Gertz 9. Â It Gets Through Buckner!": Forgiveness, Virtue and the Red Sox NationRory Kraft 10. The True Red Sox FanCorey McCall 11. The Dao of Ted WilliamsJung Lee 12. Abrahams in the Bleachers: Why Red Sox fans are Moral HeroesOrla Richardson and Karolina Lewestam 13. Grady Little, the Impartial Spectator and My Short FuseJohn McHugh 14. Billy Buck Had No Moral LuckBryan Pilington 15. Supererogation in Kant and Jon Lester's No HitterKevin Maguire 16. Blursed: An Assessment of the Curse of the BambinoErin Flynn 17. Yaz and PhilosophyRandall E. Auxier 18. Why Are They Our Red Sox?Sander Lee 19. Tragedy and Fisk: How the Red Sox Reveal the Deeper Meaning of Being and Time or Only an Ortiz can Save UsJames Pontuso 20. What We Talk about When We Talk about LoweFred Ablondi 21. Thou Shalt Steal: How the 2004 Boston Red Sox Reconciled Faith and Reason to Reverse the Curse and Win the World SeriesJoel Cade 22. The Art of LosingDavid Roochnik 23. Red Sox Good, Yankees EvilBill Puka 24. Sacred SoxMarcus Giamatti 25. Pink Hats and FeminismStephanie St. Martin 26. The Legacy of Retired NumbersMichael Macomber 27. The Romance of Fenway ParkRandall E. Auxier 28. Red Sox as Primitive MysticsPeter Kreeft

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