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Thursday, October 28, 2004

A Miracle

The Sox won the World Series under the eerie red light of an eclipsed full moon. Boston, at last, can rest.

Go Sox!

8 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

Have all the other baseball teams won at least one World Series since 1918? I'm having a hard time understanding why this is such a big deal.

2:18 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Treason!

It's such a big deal because the Sox are always *this close* but never get it, falling to the Damn Yankees at the last minute. A legend has built up that the Sox have been cursed since they traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees; hence, the "Curse of the Bambino". Boston is a town that looooves its baseball, and every year since 1918 the season has been an epic heartbreak: hopes risen, strong playing, dashed by the Yankees, their rivals, in playoffs.

3:08 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Here's a link to an article that catches the mood well:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/28/yes/

And yes, I just found out that only the Cubs have ever been so long between winning the World Series.

3:18 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

This just in: the Sox have BEEN to the World Sreies many times since 1918, but have lost every one.

3:19 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Another great article--this one explains the Curse of the Bambino better than I did:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/20041028-9999-1n28sox.html

3:26 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

In other words, it's not that the Red Sox won the World Series, but that they've finally won the World Series, having missed it by a tiny bit many times, and also that the Yankees always beat them, but this time they beat the Yankees. Yes?

(I'm not really into baseball, if you can't tell...)

4:18 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Well, the Sox beat the Yankees to get to the Series this time, then beat the Cardinals at the Series. And moreover, the Cubs are the only team with more consecutive years without a World Series win.

But it's also that a mythos has built up around this team, a local folklore of heroes and curses. And that whenever the Sox were *this close* to winning the series, something freakish would happen and they'd lose by only a few runs. (As in '86) And that there's city pride, a sense of identity, wrapped up in this underdog of a team.

8:08 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

PS Cardinals fans were calling local Boston radio stations to congratulate the Sox on their win. When the Sox won, the Cards themselves gave them a standing ovation. This proves that a) St. Louis is a class act of a place, in addition to being the true home of the blues, and b) everyone was rooting for the Red Sox.

8:11 PM  

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