Quiet on the set

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Oct 27, 2004

A few CWN readers have noticed-- and even politely inquired about-- a slowdown in Off the Record postings.

I can explain.

The CWN staff is made up exclusively of rabid Boston Red Sox fans. We've been distracted.

Please bear with us; it could/should be over soon.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 28, 2004 2:06 PM ET USA

    Hey! What is this non-sense about the Cardinals being the Catholic team? The "Cardinals" in the case of the baseball team is in reference to a bird called a cardinal. A "Red Sox," on the other hand, is part of the College of Cardinals clerical garb. In other words, Red Sox refers to the red socks that cardinals wear when they are in their formal clerical garb. Red Sox are the World Champions!!!! Yeah Baby!!!!!!

  • Posted by: Phil - Oct. 28, 2004 10:08 AM ET USA

    Yeaaahhhh! Don't wait 'til next year! YEAAAHHHHH!!!!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 28, 2004 9:53 AM ET USA

    Well it's over and the Red Sox won. Congratulations! Now, can we get back to 'regular programming'...? Um...there's that party tomorrow. So...I suppose not until Monday, right? Oh well, I guess we can put up with this once every 86 years...

  • Posted by: - Oct. 28, 2004 9:28 AM ET USA

    Congratulations, but...Quick, sell Damon to the Yankees! You'll need an excuse for the next 86 years.

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Oct. 28, 2004 12:13 AM ET USA

    Well, it's over and we lost....The Red Sox are to be congratulated - they are truly champions...

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 7:55 PM ET USA

    If a Sox win gives the Kerry campaign any momentum, perhaps those good Catholics in Boston should suffer a little penance and see the Cardinals win. Go, Redbirds!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 6:47 PM ET USA

    What's the real reason?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 5:30 PM ET USA

    Talk about adding insult to injury! Not only are my beloved Cardinals getting their clocks cleaned, but I cannot even turn to the usual pleasures of Off the Record for solace...

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Oct. 27, 2004 5:01 PM ET USA

    Pseudodyonisius, I don't know. The way the Cardinals (and the rest of the bishops and archbishops) have been behaving lately, I'm not sure I would name a baseball team for them.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 4:55 PM ET USA

    Well, you might respect the Cardinals, but do you really want to root for them to win?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 4:49 PM ET USA

    Losing the World Series wouldn't be all that bad if it weren't that we were losing to the Red Sox. This is a team that has spent 86 years losing and blaming it on a second-rate curse. Now, the Cubs at least have a first-class curse involving a spurned goat and its owner. The essence of the Sox curse is that they only had one really good player in nine decades and got rid of him. No poetic imagery, just a lot of whine...

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 4:13 PM ET USA

    Good Catholics everywhere should be ashamed of themselves for NOT backing the CARDINALS. Red hats take precedence over everything. To top it off, they reside in a city named SAINT Louis. Remedial classes in baseball catechesis begin shortly.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 2:51 PM ET USA

    It looks like the statute of limitations is kicking in for th Boo Sox. The crime in question being, of course, baby selling. But, hey, be not proud. The Cardinals are playing like Sparrows. Or Bishops, maybe.

  • Posted by: Brad - Oct. 27, 2004 12:47 PM ET USA

    I enjoy watching the Redsox have some success for a change. The problem is reading the non-sports Boston Globe Headlines surrounding the Redsox story make me sick and almost not want to root for the Redsox anymore. They are still carrying on about the false lost weapons story - a direct attempt to defeat Bush.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 12:26 PM ET USA

    Red Sox? Is that a hockey team?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 11:07 AM ET USA

    We here in St. Louis are in mourning. The team that won 105 games during the regular season looks more like the Bad News Bears than a World Series contender (what was Suppan thinking when he failed to go home from third?). But, as Red Sox fans know, winning four in a row is not unheard of!

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Oct. 27, 2004 10:50 AM ET USA

    I hope it is over in exactly 4 more games. After 3 devastating starts, I think the Cardinals should finish this series up over the weekend.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2004 10:49 AM ET USA

    Last game is tonight. Go BoSox! Well at least there are a few things good besides Fr Shaughnessy and the BoSox that came out of Boston because it sure isn't their politicians. I heard that Kerry was going to play professional baseball for Boston or was it Bac Can in North Vietnam but could not because of his injuries.