To the editor:
Ever since the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, we have had a large banner celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime event hanging on the front of our house on Michigan Street. You may have seen it.
Well, recently some misguided Yankees fan decided to come onto our private property and vandalize the sign by spray-painting it with Yankees graffiti.
What was my first reaction? "Isn't that just typical of a Yankees fan - when given a chance, be a jerk."
My second reaction was, "Well, they're probably jealous."
Why? Because the Yankees are currently three games behind the Red Sox and, with the largest payroll in baseball, their fans are concerned that their team won't be any more successful at winning the big one than they have been in the last five years.
The Red Sox in 2004. The White Sox in 2005. Marlins in 2003. Angels in 2002. Diamondbacks in 2001. How galling that must be to that poor graffiti artist. And the poor guy couldn't even get his team colors right. But at least he used K.C. Royals blue.
Then, a week later to the day, the entire sign was stolen off the front of our house.
Oh, those Yankees.
By the way, we'll be having a replacement sign made ... and hanging it higher.