Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Hockey and baseball

On the way into work today, there was a story on the radio news about how Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox was rumoured to be appearing at a car auction this weekend instead of tending to his sick mother, his reason for not currently attending training camp.

“How is THAT newsworthy?!,” my wife asked. “Ah, I said, it’s because it’s baseball. Clearly, we’re not in Canada anymore.” Were something similar happening in the NHL, though, I could see it perhaps making the local news somewhere.

If only we could combine hockey and baseball, we might truly have a sport that could appeal to a wider range of North Americans.

But wait! Maybe “Clark, the Canadian hockey goalie” has the answer we never really knew that we’ve been waiting for….