Full disclosure: I like Bill Plaschke. He's a tremendous writer, and his good nature and rationality shine through on television. He's a West Coast homer, but just about everyone here is an East Coast homer. He likes the Lakers. We like the Celtics. No big deal.
But Plaschke, the renowned columnist, takes perverse pleasure in the Red Sox' suffering of late. Writing on LATimes.com, Plaschke writes:
The Boston Red Sox are choking, and Iím loving it.
Seven years after they broke an 86-year-old curse, Iím loving it that a different curse has seemingly returned.
The Curse Of Those Who Forget Who They Were.
Back in 2004, when the Red Sox had not won a championship in forever, they crawled to the World Series on the bony fingers of need. This time, two titles and millions of payroll dollars later, those hands are heavy with rings, soft with entitlement, dropping everything in sight. Once Americaís beloved underdogs, the Red Sox have become Americaís insufferable winners, and Iím loving it that they are being reminded of the difference.
Have the Red Sox become the Yankees? A Lakers fan hating on the Celtics -- the most dominant team in professional basketball history -- is one thing, but the Red Sox? Have the Sox really gotten to that point?
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