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The Pride of Fenway Park is Back

 

by Amy Lignor

The season called ‘The Impossible Dream.’ The team that went to eleven World Series, taking home the victory seven times. The team that won the very first World Series in 1903, and then went on to achieve four more before the Roaring 20’s even began to growl.

 

The ups and downs of the Boson Red Sox have been huge. Everyone still talks about the Boston Red Sox and the fact that their imageschampionship drought was incredibly long; most will still say that it was the “Curse of the Bambino” that kept victory far away from a usually victorious team for so long. With the Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to its largest rival, the Yankees in 1920, they waited eighty-six years before they were able to claim another World Championship. Thankfully, Boston Red Sox fans do NOT have to wait another eighty-six years to see their beloved team head back to the World Series stage.

 

The tears were there and the adulation was streaming from the crowd of fans, as the Boston Red Sox took care of business and are now looking at a chance to bring back their glory days by creating brand new memories.

 

A little known fact is that from May 2003 to April 2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game they played (820 games in all). And now the audience is larger – with fans all across the land wishing they’d been at Fenway Park to witness the Red Sox’s literally shut the mouths of cynical supposed ‘experts.’

 

Shane Victorino made a ball sail off his bat to the wonder of many. This is a team that may not have sung its own praises this season. They have been quiet at times, not revealing to anyone the fact that the miracle they were seeing happen was a thrill.

 

Let’s face it, watching the Red Sox head to another World Series feels like watching the Jets return to their former glory with Joe Namath in the QB spot. (I have to say this. After all, they did take down Brady and the Patriots in overtime so they deserve a shout-out). Yes, even though you in Massachusetts are a little mad about THAT game, you can still wear immense pride for your beloved Red Sox on your sleeves.

 

Again, experts be damned when it comes to sports. It’s odd that experts stand their ground when they feel and see the carpet being pulled out from under them. This is what the Red Sox did to the experts on Saturday night, as they took a deep breath and won the American League Championship Series, four games to two, over the Tigers.

 

Victorino is the name on everyone’s lips. His grand slam transformed a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 win. The man had been only two for twenty-three before turning Fenway and the rest of the world on its ear; and their waiting opponents – the St. Louis Cardinals, are not looking at the Series as an easy win. They’re literally feeling the Harry Potter-esque magic surrounding the Red Sox this year, and fearing that this is one ‘Impossible Dream’ season that will have a seriously happy ending for the Red Sox.

 

There are underdogs and then there are underdogs – massively amazing teams with long histories, records, and Hall of Famers who will be remembered by all sports aficionados for the rest of time. The Red Sox is one of those underdogs. They have always been the elite of baseball; just like the old money families of Savannah. And as Game 1 looms ahead on Wednesday night, people all over the country are craving to be seated in Fenway Park in order to witness what could be the start of a victorious end to a glorious Red Sox season.

 

People can shake their heads at this, but when it comes to baseball it seems like the only headlines that ever appear are regarding the Yankees – even when they are out and have absolutely nothing to do with getting to the Series. A-Rod’s fights and supposed transgressions are always being spoken about. But by beating the Tigers and proving all naysayers wrong, Victorino has brought the Red Sox into the forefront.

 

Last year was rough for the Sox; even for Victorino who received a three-year, $39-million-dollar deal which was scoffed at by many. They didn’t feel he was that valuable. But this underappreciated man made sure to make his mark on the 2013 season and, hopefully, he’s not done bringing the magic this year.

 

This World Series is unexpected. But, let’s face it, that’s when the greatest moments in life occur – when you least expect them. It would be a genuine thrill to see Boston take up the mantle of champions once again. Goodness knows, they deserve it!

 

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

 

 

Source: BeFirst Media Group / Baret News Wire

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