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Keller @ Large: Red Sox A Welcome Distraction And Heartwarming Sight

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David Ortiz. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

David Ortiz. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – There is only one topic worth talking about today, and it isn’t health care.

I realize I can’t offer any insights into our fantastic young Red Sox that haven’t already been discussed to death.

But that’s not going to stop me.

The drama of going from worst to first reminds us that hope springs eternal, and it’s always darkest before the dawn.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

OK, let’s see you explain it without resorting to cliché.

The fact that not a single so-called baseball expert picked the Sox to even be in the World Series is satisfying, not just because we all love an underdog, but we all harbor resentment of an overdog, which is what so-called experts usually are.

The Sox all make more money than any of us can imagine earning, yet the way they play connects with us because it’s reminiscent of what we go through every day. They get their hands and uniforms dirty; Dustin Pedroia’s uniform appears to be dirty even before he leaves for the ballpark.

And they keep coming despite adversity, including injuries and that awful blown obstruction call in Game 3.

It was the Cardinal runner who interfered with Will Middlebrooks, not the other way around.

I won’t go down that road of reading greater social or community significance into this great Red Sox run. I’ll just say they were a welcome distraction to a tough spring, a cool antidote to a hot summer, and a heartwarming sight on a cold fall night.

So, go Sox, go.

You do the winning, and we’ll take care of coming up with more clichés to describe the sheer pleasure of it.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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