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“Enter Sandman,” drawn special for Bronx Banter by Ben DeRosa. Bow Down.


1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:37 am

A gift of love to the Banter - from a Sox fan. So some time when those guys up north give you some grief, cut 'em some slack.

Not in playoffs though.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:42 am

Such a great picture. Ben is the MAN. Is he the family rebel? How did he wind up a Sox fan?

3 bags   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:49 am

checkout out his work on his site. marvelous stuff.

4 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:55 am

[2] Yes and no. He didn't choose the Red Sox to rebel. He was 2 or 3 and we went to Fenway in 83 or 84 and he got a Boston helmet w/ a B on it and nobody cared to stop him. I was anti-Yankee at the time because of the Reggie thing. The whole family was anti-Steinbrenner.

But then when we were all grown up and getting into the Yanks re-building in 93 and 94, he chose to stick with the Sox. I don't think any of us could have foreseen the drama that was coming, but after some initial pettiness, we have done a passable job of not allowing it to ruin our lives.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:55 am

3) Yup, the man has skillz.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 7, 2011 9:56 am

4) Well, you have to admire his sense of loyalty.

7 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 7, 2011 10:00 am

[6] yeah, but he was young enough then, 12, to make the move with no questions asked. by that time, there was a hint of rebellion to it. my big mistake was not taking advantage of the boggs signing to encourage a smooth, logical transition.

8 jfd001   ~  Sep 7, 2011 10:14 am

The Savior!

good work Ben!

9 a.O   ~  Sep 7, 2011 11:26 am

A gift of love? "hopefully this jinxes both Rivera and the Yankees."

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 7, 2011 1:13 pm

[9] lighten up, francis ;)

11 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 7, 2011 1:44 pm

Uncle Hoka?

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