End of an era

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From tfrancona@bostonredsox.mlb.com:

Dear Bill.

Thanks for your call. It’s been a pretty bad couple of days. I’ll miss your visits to the dugout down in Fort Myers. It was always good talking strategy with you, even though I’m not sure you ever got that I coach baseball, not jai alai. I appreciate the Bon Jovi tickets, and after the smoke clears I’ll take you up on that offer of a fishing trip on the Five Rings. Maybe we can ram John Henry’s boat, the Two Rings, ha ha.

Out of here,

Tito

From the Playbook:

You got a raw deal, Terry. Those morons stuck you with a locker room full of Adalius Thomases and expected you to pull a rabbit out of the hat. I’m sure it’s no comfort to you now, but my understanding of it is that jai alai isn’t a very popular sport in general. Something about the goatskin balls — people get squeamish. I had Berj look into it and he says that it’s still pretty big down in Orlando. With your record I bet you can hook up with a squad — or a fronton — down there in no time. 

Don’t be a stranger,

Bill

What is the Being of beings?

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Philosophers go through a lot of paper

From ProfessorGreg@Harvard.edu:

Coach: In the introduction to his influential Being and Time, Martin Heidegger wrote, “What is more enigmatic: that beings are, or that Being is? Or does even this reflection fail to bring us close to that enigma which has occurred with the Being of Beings?” The language of Heidegger — and hermeneutical philosophy in general — strikes me as very similar to the logic applied in your press conferences. Are you now or have you ever been a student of hermeneutics? If not, what is your philosophical inspiration for statements like “It is what it is”?

From the Playbook:

I thought Hermeneutics was the title of Herm Edwards’ autobiography. But from what I’ve heard about Heidegger, his press conferences would last a lot longer than mine. For him, it wouldn’t cut it just to say it is what it is: he’d say that it is what it is only if it is a being that is conscious of its Being. So if the It is Ed Reed or Tom Brady, it is what it is; if the It is Adalius Thomas or Tony Romo, it might not actually exist at all.