The Red and the Black.


The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their...

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs and John McGraw of the New York Giants, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to walk the plank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A literary person will recognize the title from the French psychological novel, The Red and the Black by Stendahl.

For the moment, I’m going to use this in a baseball sense.  I just finished watching the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of their playoff in Pittsburgh.  A sea of Cardinals Red in St. Louis, Pirates Black in Pittsburgh.  Will the Pirates be seen as the novel’s protagonist, Julian Sorel, ambitious, but out of his element?  (This is the first appearance in the playoffs in twenty years by the Pirates).  Tune in.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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