Boston Strong!

World Series
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).

Happy Red Sox

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!!

Boston Strong

Now the wait begins for first pitch Opening Day 2014! 🙂

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4 responses to “Boston Strong!

  • dianasschwenk

    My facebook homepage is filled with Canadians celebrating this as well, including my brother in Montreal. Congrats Boston, it’s nice to celebrate something for a change, I’m sure. 🙂

  • bronxboy55

    I’m assuming that if a not-a-baseball team from Earth ever plays against one from Mars, you’ll be rooting for the Earth team. Am I right?

    • Wyrd Smythe

      So,.. in the gripping final Galactic Cup Gnarf match — Mars against Earth — you wanna know if I’d root for Earth?

      I dunno… who’s the underdog? I’ve discovered I have a strong sense of rooting for the underdog, and once the various baseball alliances are mooted, that sense still obtains. It’s how I root in most football games… whoever is losing usually gets my vote.

      But that Martian Gnarf team seems pretty unstoppable this year (I suspect they’re using clones, but so far no one can prove a thing), so, yeah, “GO EARTHLINGS!!” 😀

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