The Red Sox and Philosophy (Paperback)

Green Monster Meditations (Popular Culture & Philosophy #48)

By Michael Macomber (Editor)

Open Court, 9780812696776, 355pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

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This volume in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series delves into the tragic and redemptive history of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. Drawing on philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre, chapters range from issues of faith and spirituality to tragedy, irony, existentialism, Sabermetrics, and the infamous "curse of the Bambino." With an emphasis on "Red Sox Nation" -- the community of Red Sox fans across the globe -- the book connects important philosophical ideas with one of the most storied teams in the history of Major League Baseball. The chapters make complex philosophical arguments easy to understand while providing an insider's knowledge of the hometown team. All but one of the authors in this volume are all Red Sox fans who comment on their team philosophically. There's even a Yankee fan's perspective With a foreword by Dick Bresciani, vice president and official historian of the Boston Red Sox, this book provides a unique philosophical experience for the die-hard Red Sox fan.

About the Author

Michael Macomber is a graduate student at the New School for Social Research in New York City.