Yeah, we know this is a baseball blog. But forgive us this diversion. Last night (as most everyone knows by now) the Boston Celtics – a team we used to adore in diehard fashion – won the NBA championship, thus giving Beantown half of the major North American sports league titles currently held (2/3 if you don’t count the NHL, defensible, or 2/5 if you include the MSL, indefensible!). We’ve had an on/off relationship with the Celtics since Larry, Kevin, and the Chief left town, what with the tragedy of Reggie Lewis, the incompetence of Rick Pitino and ML Carr, and the bad luck of missing out on Tim Duncan. But we did watch this year following Danny Ainge’s risky acquisitions, with the hopes that the "big three" weren’t on the downside. We got nervous once the playoffs came, fearful that the stutter-steps against the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs might be a sign of fatigue or a fatal dose of nerves. But last night really redeemed all of those other fans who stuck it out year-after-year and never looked away, never gave up on the hopes that the Green could return to Auerbachian glory. To the Celtics and to those diehards we say congratulations, your elation is truly deserved.