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David Ortiz Reminds Us Why Sports Matter

By Steve Auger On May - 22 - 2009

There’s an Aerosmith song that begins with the lyrics, “There’s something wrong with the world today...”

Never before have truer words been spoken.

The United States is caught in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of people are jobless. The Fed expects the unemployment rate to reach a staggering 9.6 percent.

Far too many families have lost or are losing their homes.

Seniors, on the verge of retirement, have seen their nest eggs vanish in the stock market. They are now left to ponder how they’ll survive the rest of their days.

Sports, now more than ever, are so crucial to so many.

They provide an escape, if only for a few hours, from the constant strain of daily life.

Sports have always had a way of returning grownups to their youth.

In their simplest form, sports are a metaphor for so many of society’s good traits: Teamwork. Striving for a common goal. Hard work. Loyalty. Respect. Sportsmanshi...

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