"Into Every Brain That Looks So Many Fathoms To The Sea"
Horatio: What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff
That beetles o'er his base into the sea,
And there assume some other horrible form,
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason
And draw you into madness? think of it;
The very place puts toys of desperation,
Without more motive, into every brain
That looks so many fathoms to the sea
And hears it roar beneath.
- Said to Hamlet regarding the Ghost, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I. Scene IV.
Two individuals, John Fish and Eloise Newell, are heading a project to float Babe Ruth's capsized piano. Legend holds that Ruth tossed and/or deposited the piano into a pond after the Red Sox won their last World Series in 1918, engendering the "The Curse of the Bambino" (The details, however, are sketchy, and theories as to the plot behind the paino's drowning abound.)
Newell replied, "Absolutely," when asked if the piano's retrieval would end the curse. Newell further added that she hoped to use the piano's discovery "to draw attention to mental illness." Uh-huh. Fish was involved in "the search at Ground Zero for the black boxes of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175."
Is Bill James really affiliated with this franchise?