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- From: "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 16:03:03 -0500
From: Aswin Rangaswamy
A match between two such local teams could be World Series.
Foreigners who get indignant about the “world series” thing seem to think this is an example of American arrogance. It isn’t. It’s an example of American tendency toward showmanship and hype.
P. T. Barnum called his circus “The Greatest Show On Earth.” Does that mean he was saying “all other shows on earth and not as good as mine”? No, he was saying “hm, how can I make a blatant statement that will sell more tickets?”
In other words, there is no intent to
insult anyone—we don’t sit around here in the
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