Dave Roberts is the Greatest Human Being Ever:
Screw this crap about teaching the American Revolution in our public schools. Sit kids down on day one, show them The Steal, and remind them how lucky they are to live in these magical times.It's true. That revolution thing never really panned out, but the Steal and its aftermath will resonate for centuries.
Red points us to this cool USA Today interview with the Man of Steal:
If I came to your house, is there a continuous video loop of that play?I know July 19, 2005 was covered.
(Laughs) No. I would be divorced if there was. I've got one room which is a sports room or my wife calls it a "dig me" room . There is the helmet I had when I stole the base and there is also my spikes and picture. But that is it. A continuous loop? No. ...
How often do people remind you of the play?
I played four seasons after the '04 season and there is not a day that went by during the baseball season where a member of Red Sox Nation would not say thank you. That is a fact. Unless I'm in my house and by myself, I'm pretty much hearing it all the time.