Lest anyone forget, yesterday the Red Sox won the World Championship of Baseball.
That is all.
What a psycho this guy is..
I love it.
Happy WS Day everyone!
Edgar Renteria was just picked up by the Detroit Tigers.
Thank you for that. Now if every newspaper would do the same in tomorrow’s editions…
Re: this photo…Don’t know if this has been commented on, but did you notice that a split-second after that last strike out, Tek jumped up to hug Papelbon and simultaneously tucked the ball into his back pocket? I wonder if Lucchino will ask him for it a la Dougie Mink…
I’m still kind of dizzy.
Where, oh WHERE can I get a hi-res copy of that photo? Anyone have any ideas? (I tried the Getty site without any luck…)
Also, MJL: I believe Tek has already said he’s giving the ball to the team…
What a beautiful day. So good. So good. So good.
Yup, the team archivist took the ball last night. :)
So why is this one so much sweeter than the last one, or am I the only one who thinks so? Is it the whole “proving its not a fluke” thing? Is it the knowledge that the team is so well-positioned for the next 3-4 years? Is it that we won the division?
You would think the whole “slaying the curse” aspect of the ’04 victory could never be topped, but I’m liking this one even better for some reason. I’ve been thinking about why all day, and the closest I’ve come is, I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m not a psycho anymore.
I never thought the sky was falling; even down 3-1 in the ALCS, I won’t say I thought it was in the bag, but I felt like our chances were pretty decent. (My posts will bear this out.) This ’07 team had a very tangible confidence, and maybe the ’04 team had it, too — my point being that I was too much of a basket case to notice. Maybe that’s the biggest difference about this W.S. victory: the Nation’s confidence is starting to match the team’s.
And as it turns out, it’s good to be King.
It’s sweeter this time because it proves that 2004 wasn’t a fluke.
Thank you for the reminder.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to worrying about the Sox trying to sign A-Rod.
They wont Stuck. I just.. can feel it. Something primal tells me we are signing Lowell.
Also… I LOVE JONATHAN PAPELBON
Seriously, has any one player been the source of more hilariously awesome photos? Ever?
Jonathan Papelbon = spider monkey
*falls over laughing at FSP*
Thank you for that.
Anyway,m I have to go back to work in a minute… but wanted to ask..
Around the All-Star Break I decided I was finally gonna join the Sox blogosphere, inspired but everyone here and the many many other blogs I read. I already have a name picked out thanks to the 2007 teams
Yes there will be a subheading labeling it as a Sxo blog so the name doesnt.. mislead … people.
I want to start it now, in the off-season, so I can sorta slide into posting more and mroe often.. so Im ready to post almost everyday during the Season. So now, is my question to y’all…
I cant afford my own site right now, so which of the free blog websites do y’all reccommend?
Here’s something of note:
So Hunter playing center or Jacoby (mmm tacos, it will be a few seasons until he isn’t associated with doubles or tacos, so how much was Royce paid for those shills!!)…personally Coco is expendable either way, too bad I really thought he would be a keeper. Here’s to him having a Edgar Renteria like resurgence with another team, he deserves it!
last anon post was me.b
Actually I think it was pretty much the national championship of baseball, but for various historical reasons is misidentified as some sort of international championship. Real Madrid and Chelsea have all kinds of international players on their soccer squads, but they don’t claim that their respective national championships decide the “world champion.”
Still happy for the Sox, though.
If air travel ever gets to the point where it is only about 4-6 hours from NY to Tokyo or from LA to Paris/London then maybe there can truly be a “World Series”. That would allow “expansion teams in the Pacific Rim region or in Europe and make the travel on the other teams bearable.
Because of the travel, the world is like AAAA ball and they are all striving to get to the bigs (MLB). 30 teams x 40 man roster = 1200 elite positions for the world to strive for (of course I’d like to reduce that by about 80-120 and make the other teams more competitive)
I really dont think Hunter is gonna be in Boston. It’s Jacoby ALL THE WAY. There is no doubt in my mind.
Frankly it isnt even a debate.
One last favor!! Could anyone help me out by taping the ROlling Rally tommorrow wether VCR style or DVD style and making a copyt for me? I’ll, again, pay for the media, the shipping, etc. I’ll send a check or whatever!
I dont get NESN *sob*
again, my email is agastald SPLAT gmail dot com
From today’s Globe, and just too perfect/accurate:
“You got a long way to go before you can talk dynasty,” said Salvatore Leo, a 49-year-old from Staten Island who wore all denim and spoke near Times Square with a toothpick hanging out the corner of his mouth. “You won two World Series in four years. We won four in 10. Come on!”
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