I don’t know where Rice sociology professor Bill Martin grew up but I’m pretty darn sure it wasn’t Boston, Massachusetts. So my question–if you’re out there, Bill–is why the Red Sox team picture on his office wall, especially since judging by the grey in his hair I’d put this photo about ten years later?
That was a great team for sure and that 1975 World Series was one of the best ever. The games were all day games but late enough in the afternoon (and in the Eastern time zone) that I could make it home from school in time to see most of them. I more or less worshipped Carl Yastrzemski and it was tough to see the Sox lose. But I was well over it by 1985.