Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, winners of the 2013 World Series! It couldn’t have happened at a better time for the city of Boston, to win the World Series at home in historic Fenway park. This is the first time the Sox have won a World Series at home since 1918 — only six years after the park opened in 1912.
(Trivia fact: the 1912 World Series was played in Boston that first year, and the Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three.)
No meaty article tonight, although I’m planning to write about the post season pitching, which has been awesome. (The downside is that the pitching has been so good hitting has been mostly sitting on the bench.) I hope to get to that soon; I need to crunch some numbers first (and I’ve got another project on my plate at the moment).
Anyway, I just wanted to celebrate the win.
Granted, I mostly rooted against them until after they were the only American League team standing, but I was still delighted they won. (It was a bit weird rooting and celebrating for guys I’ve seen as very skilled and feared opponents all season! People like Ortiz, Pedroia, Victorino and Napoli! Usually I hated seeing those guys come to the plate, and that Pedroia, what a fielder!)
[There’s actually perfect logic behind it. Firstly, for all the good it ever does, I root for my home team, the hapless Minnesota Twins. Secondly, I default to the AL Central (so, Tigers, Indians, Royals and White Sox). Finally, I’ll root for the American League. It’s all just a matter of expanding the scope as necessary. If it gets to that, I’ll root for a baseball team over a not a baseball team.]
Party Hearty, Boston!!
Now the wait begins for first pitch Opening Day 2014! 🙂