The tipping point for me came Thursday morning when my friend Ken Nigro called from Florida. We covered baseball together in Baltimore a million years ago. Ken is over 70, still reads seven newspapers per day (actual newspapers, my friends),Finally - we found a Boston Globe subscriber!
He wanted to know if I was going to be in Tampa to watch the Red Sox this weekend. I told him, ‘No.’ Then he switched topics.Loudon, NH?
“Forget about baseball,’’ said Nigro. “This week I saw the greatest sporting event I’ve ever seen.’’
“Brazil, right?,’’ I asked.Shank then proceeds to bore the hell out of anyone reading the column. You've been warned!
“Yeah,’’ he replied. “That women’s soccer game was the greatest game ever. I’ve never been a soccer fan, but I gotta admit, this is pretty good.’’