Oh, the Allegorical Fallacy of Sportswriting. Once in a great while a piece like this actually makes the case that the game corresponds with its social context in an interesting way
The affair between Boston and Ted Williams has been no mere summer romance; it has been a marriage, composed of spats, mutual disappointments, and, toward the end, a mellowing hoard of shared memories. It falls into three stages, which may be termed Youth, Maturity, and Age; or Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis; or Jason, Achilles, and Nestor.
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