Reasons to Care

I don’t watch a lot of sports. I don’t check scores online, don’t keep current with the standings. I’m from Massachusetts, but I don’t, generally, care all that much about what happens to Boston’s über-beloved grip of teams. I do not identify with them. Maybe if I were from Boston I would, but I’m from Amherst, a Western Mass. college town whose icons of pride are people like Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Eric Carle, and David Foster Wallace, not Bobby Orr or Larry Bird or David “Big Papi” Ortiz. In Amherst we root for nuanced turns of…

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