Yes, the title of this post DID deserve three exclamation points, thank you! The Red Sox won the World Series for the second time in four years! That is amazingly exciting for those of us in Red Sox Nation, and it was a sweet sweep over the Colorado Rockies. I wasn't expecting it to be over so fast, or so conclusively, but here we are. Sigh! It doesn't seem real!!
We go to New England next week, and I can't WAIT to go shopping for new gear! Hats, t-shirts, and stickers for all! Mike Lowell was named MVP, which couldn't possibly be more deserved. He is the heart and soul of this team, and it brought a tear to my eye.
Congratulations to this team. They are so deep and so talented, and lead the American League from Day 1 of the season through to the almost-Yankee-contested season's end. It was nice to win the division, and great to win the pennant, but nothing can come close to matching the hazy happiness I am currently experiencing.
While this isn't as momentous as 2004, it is better in a lot of ways. This is a better, more robust team, and because of the outstanding job Theo Epstein and crew have done to build the ranks, we are set for a few (possibly more) years.
I like this side of the fence, I must say. =>