Tuesday, January 04, 2005
The flight back to Detroit today was at least 2/3s Michigan students.
It was at least 50% Sox fans.
I saw every possible variation of the Boston hat-- traditional blue with red B, red with blue B, blue with red B and brim, blue with white B, pink with white B (urgh), green with red B, and so on. The girl sitting next to me had an official World Series Champions hat on, and when she opened up her laptop after we had reached cruising altitude, the desktop image was a picture of the Red Sox.
I spent much of the flight reading my newly-acquired copy of Faithful, which caused a guy sitting in the middle of the row opposite me to lean over his neighbor and say, "Hey, did that just come out?" I replied that it had been out for a little bit, but not very long. We then spent about 5 minutes discussing whether or not it was any good.
For every two people wearing some form of Michigan shirt, there was one person wearing some form of Red Sox shirt.
This was a flight going from Boston, mind you, to Detroit. In January.
Who says football and NASCAR are the future and baseball is dead?