Here in Kansas City, we have a sports columnist named Joe Posnanski. I collect records. Joe collects National Sports Columnist of the Year awards. He has been in Japan following the Land of the Rising Sun's answer to the World Series (Nippon Ham Fighters' manager Trey Hillman is set to take the same post with the Kansas City Royals). While experiencing searing back pain and a sense of isolation in a very small room, he composed these words on his relationship to Bruce Springsteen's songs.