You know, I was happy to see the Red Sox win just one World Series in my lifetime. But two in four years? Well, I feel like Jonathan Papelbon here:
And he's set to do the World Series version (theoretically with Josh Beckett) at the victory parade in Boston Tuesday. I read somewhere he'll be sharing a flatbed truck with the Dropkick Murphys for just this purpose, in fact. Awesome.
Anyway, well-earned congratulations to the 2007 Red Sox, and condolences to the 2007 Rockies... although honestly, Rockies, your fan base could use a little pick-me-up. Maybe it's because I'm used to a Fenway crowd, but I've never seen a more sedate crowd, even in times of excitement, than the Colorado faithful at Coors Stadium in Games 3 and 4. Wake up, people, it's the World Series! It's exciting! As annoying as those Dane Cook ads were, the man was right about at least that much.
Here's hoping for a great 2008 season in Boston. And that they re-sign Mike Lowell. And most especially that they tell that obnoxious prima donna A-Rod to stick it when he inevitably comes sniffing around for a job.
UPDATE - And oh, look... Major League Baseball is mad at A-Rod and his agent for timing their announcement to specifically divert attention away from the Red Sox and the World Series itself. Heh. I doubt they can do it in this case, but I hope they fine the jerk for unsportsmanlike conduct. Heavily.