An­other GOP Los­ing Sea­son

Hartford Courant - - Opinion -

The hor­ren­dous loss ab­sorbed by The Repub­li­cans in Con­necti­cut in the Nov. 6 elec­tion brings to mind Ted Wil­liams and the dis­mal sea­sons he spent with the Red Sox.

An ex­em­plary player on a team that was un­der­funded and woe­fully non­com­pet­i­tive, he put up sea­son af­ter su­perla­tive sea­son. To­ward the end of a bleak sea­son, he would make plans to go fish­ing, which he did with as much pas­sion as he played base­ball. With the last game played, he would qui­etly de­part the club­house with no anger or re­crim­i­na­tion to­ward his team.

The off­sea­son would be spent with some angst over yet an­other los­ing sea­son, re­play­ing in his mind what went wrong and how to im­prove. He would come to spring train­ing in shape and ready to do bat­tle.

I am at a loss to ex­plain why the Repub­li­cans in Con­necti­cut did not have a bet­ter show­ing and, not with­stand­ing my own trep­i­da­tion, am look­ing for­ward to the next vot­ing cy­cle.

Scott Bat­tisto, Manch­ester

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