Sage on the Hudson wrote:When the Obamas were thinking of getting a dog (seems a First Family must have one nowadays, or they might as well be from...Kenya, or someplace), Teddy Kennedy was pushing them to buy a Water Dog, as that's what he had.
Kennedy actually gave the Obamas the dog as a gift. It's from the same littler as his.
Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:So, I guess it's fairly obvious I know next to nothing about baseball. Football and basketball are my sports and I've never paid much attention to the personalities on teams other than my own (Go Patriots/Lakers/UMich). However, I did know that within the last 20 years, our northern neighbor was home to two baseball teams. I didn't feel confident ringing in on what would be a 50/50. Also, I've never heard of this Chance character. Sorry, baseball fans.
I'm a big baseball fan, but I didn't get Chance. I guess I'm not so knowledgeable of my 1910 baseball poetry. (Though, I would get Casey, and he's from an 1888 poem.) Also, being a current fan isn't the same as knowing the history.
Until this discussion, I didn't even realize you're a local. More reason to root for you. However, I'm not so sure about somebody that went to Amherst and BC, lives in Brighton, likes the Pats, and then in the same breath, says his roots for the Lakers. I think you have to make a decision between Boston and LA. You can't root for both.