“The first game of the 2013 World Series began with a military flyover,” Yoni Appelbaum noted. Appelbaum is a historian and writer for The Atlantic. “A formation of F/A-18 Hornets rumbled low over the Fenway Park, displaying for the assembled crowd the technological sophistication of the American military. The 1918 World Series was also played in Boston, after a war-shortened season. It, too, featured a military unit flying low over the stadium, to impress the crowd with the strength and sophistication of the military. Only in 1918, it wasn’t fighter jets. It was pigeons.”
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