In politics, sports always in play
Not a game-changer, but errors cost
Welcome to Massachusetts politics, where spring training is mandatory - for everyone. Sure there’s a war in Afghanistan and an employment crisis. But in New England, the Red Sox are the ultimate authenticity test, an easy demonstration of loyalty to the region, and a way to connect with people in an instant. The topic serves as a sharp campaign tool for Scott Brown, drawing a contrast with Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic woman who comes from out of state and teaches at Harvard.