So it’s the Tampa Rays vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. I think the former bottom-dwelling team from Florida changed their fortunes when they dropped “Devil” from their name. The shift in imagery from a repellant sea creature to Florida sunshine was propitious; and in a game with so much superstition and fear of curses, the exorcism of a name change had to have helped.
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About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.