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Daniel W. Drezner

A truly terrifying conundrum for a Red Sox fan

[I]s the sacrifice of 58,000 Americans worth a bad Yankee team? The answer is obviously yes. This is a question that could tear apart the nation… Red Sox Nation, that is.  More here.  I really don’t think this is anything more than a coincidence, and I certainly don’t agree with the blogger’s estimation of Lyndon ...

[I]s the sacrifice of 58,000 Americans worth a bad Yankee team?

The answer is obviously yes.

This is a question that could tear apart the nation… Red Sox Nation, that is. 

More here.  I really don’t think this is anything more than a coincidence, and I certainly don’t agree with the blogger’s estimation of Lyndon Johnson. 

Still, if one wanted to develop a completely unsubstantiated hypothesis, however, one could posit that the explanation for this correlation is that under a GOP president, the mercurial owner of the Yankees faced fewer contraints to royally f**k up interfere in the management of the team, resulting in some spectacular flame-outs on the diamond. 

It’s not true, of course, but it’s a more entertaining urban myth than Obama’s citizenship status or Bush’s role in the 9/11 attacks. 

 

 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the author of Theories of International Politics and Zombies. His latest book is The Toddler in Chief. Twitter: @dandrezner

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