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When The World Decided to Share My Birthday 11

Posted on September 11, 2009 by Todd Civin
Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.

Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.

There are some days, that sports need to take a back seat to life.

Today is one of those days.  And though I am well aware that Sports Then and Now is dedicated to all sports all the time, I asked Dean for permission to post the following piece.

I suspect you’ll remember it far longer than you’d remember another story about another Sox loss on the way to the playoffs or another name being leaked from the list of users and abusers anyhow.

Those are stories we often try to forget. The following is one I hope we never do. Read the rest of this entry →

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