This one anecdote from Joe Torre via Peter Gammons’s February 19th column for ESPN.com shows the best and worst of sports at once:
“I was coming down in the elevator in our hotel in Boston last season,” says Torre, “and this man asks me if I’m Joe Torre. He then said not to take it personally, but given the choice of the Red Sox beating the Yankees or capturing Osama Bid Laden, he’d take beating the Yankees.”
Best: that sports is so important.
Worst: that sports is so important.
I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry.