10.31.2013

thank you, 2013 red sox! thank you, david ortiz!


This was a magical season, and the most exciting postseason I've seen in a very long time.

David Ortiz - the only man to play on the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Red Sox teams - will be a hero to the city of Boston and to every Red Sox fan forever and ever, amen. A big man with a huge bat, an enormous heart, and more brains than he gets credit for.

In the world of my personal fandom, sometime during the middle of the summer, between the foot and the flood and the move and the new job, I lost touch with the season. Or, more accurately, I began following the season the way most people do, rather than as an obsessive fan who never misses a game.

Suddenly, in mid-August, I saw the writing on the wall: this team was going all the way. Rarely do you see a baseball team with no weaknesses, and the 2013 Red Sox had it all. After the shock of the 2011 collapse and the abysmal 2012 season, the 2013 team was headed to its third World Series win in ten years.

It was time to climb back onboard and reboot my obsession. I glued myself to the Red Sox and they rewarded me with a September and October I will never forget.

Thank you, 2013 Red Sox! Thank you, David Ortiz!

4 comments:

Amy said...

Yay! Yay! What else can I say? First thing I thought of when I woke up was, "The Red Sox won the World Series!!" Second thing, "No more baseball til the spring." Then back to Yay!!!! Smiling from ear to ear!

laura k said...

And THANK YOU Amy, for letting me follow a game I couldn't see or hear!!!

James Redekop said...

Some tweets from my feed:

HiRISE (@HiRISE)
Congrats from Mars, @RedSox. Party like it's 1918!

Peter Sagal (@petersagal)
We few, we happy few. #RedSox. #notfewatall

Peter Sagal (@petersagal)
Speaking for all fellow #RedSox fans everywhere: and you thought we were unbearable before this...

Gen JC Christian (@JC_Christian)
Ted Cruz congratulating Cardinals on their incredible victory

Peter Sagal (@petersagal)
I miss the days when the fans could rush the field.

Peter Sagal (@petersagal)
So I'm rushing my carpet instead.

Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer)
Geez, if I had known all it takes to win a World Series is to wear red socks, I would’ve started playing baseball long ago.

(HiRISE is the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission; Phil Plait is an astronomer and blogger)

Amy said...

It was a fun experience---I am thinking of pursuing sportcasting after I retire. ;)