Okay, someone explain this to me. Why is John Kerry being told he needs to pretend to be a Red Sox fan? First, he says his favorite player is "Manny Ortiz", mixing up Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz. (Kind of remins me of Mr. Burns wanting Mordecai "Three-finger" Brown on his baseball team§) Then he gets humiliated trying to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox - Yankees game ... "trying" being the operative term. Can we stop the nonsense now? I know, he's trying to look less elite and more down-to-earth, but it's not working. Red Sox fans are among the most intelligent baseball fans out there; they know if you're a true fan or not. Plus, he's going to sweep New England anyway, right? And if anyone is going to vote for a candidate based on baseball ties, they'll vote for Bush. So give it up.