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Real Evidence That ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 21, 2011 6:23 AM |

The world did not end today. In fact, America begins today anew as a land steeped in greatness. What makes America great?

Plenty of things but wouldn’t you agree that at our core, the true greatness of America is founded upon our competitive spirit and sense of optimism? I strongly believe that.

That said, I fully acknowledge that our national spirit and optimistic outlook have taken real hits and have been undermined over the recent past. However, I wake this morning to a glorious sunshine here in Connecticut and real evidence that for our nation ‘hope springs eternal’.

Are you wondering where I see this evidence? Is it deeply embedded in a forward looking research piece on our economy? No, not there. How about indications of an economic rebound projected by the best analytical models? Nope, I do not see the evidence there either.

Then where you may ask do I see a fabulous example and real evidence that all of America can and should embrace that the indomitable American spirit lives and better days are ahead? Let’s look no further than what transpired just last evening. As reported by every credible media outlet this morning,

Cubs logo Chi. Cubs 5 Final
Winner Red Sox logoBoston 15
Winner Mets logo N.Y. Mets 2 Final
Yankees logo N.Y. Yankees 1
Tampa Bay 25 20 .556 11-13 14-7 191 168 +23 Lost 2 5-5
Boston 24 20 .545 .5 15-9 9-11 201 194 +7 Won 7 8-2
NY Yankees 23 20 .535 1 13-12 10-8 219 179 +40 Lost 1 3-7
Toronto 22 22 .500 2.5 10-10 12-12 199 189 +10 Lost 1 7-3
Baltimore 19 24 .442 5 10-14 9-10 171 218 -47 Lost 4 5-5

With these developments just last evening, the Boston Red Sox, which had started the season with a 2-10 record, have now overtaken the Evil Empire, aka The New York Yankees, in the American League East standings. Yes, boys and girls, the world did not end today as many had projected and ‘hope springs eternal’.

Life is good and at least for today, all is well.

Enjoy the weekend and …GO SOX…or dare I say, GO SAWX!!

To add a nice twist on the legend that makes baseball a great part of our national spirit, check out the love along with the mutual disdain for the Yankees captured in this short clip:

Larry Doyle

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I have no affiliation or business interest with any entity referenced in this commentary. The opinions expressed are my own. I am a proponent of real transparency within our markets so that investor confidence and investor protection can be achieved.


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