Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox: 2013 World Series Champions!


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I never thought I’d be rooting for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series. I love my Texas Rangers, even though they’ve broken my heart twice now by falling apart in September.  When the Rangers lost the wild card spot to the Rays, I thought I might be done with baseball for the year.

However, as I watched the World Series, the Red Sox won me over.  It helped that former Ranger Mike Napoli is on the team.  It also helped that they were playing the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that showed themselves to have absolutely no class when they beat the Rangers in the 2011 World Series.

The Cardinals managed to win two games but the outcome of the World Series was never in doubt.  Everyone watching knew that this was Boston’s year and the Red Sox easily dominated the Cardinals.  The team earned this victory by playing outstanding baseball.  Even more importantly, the city of Boston earned this victory by showing everyone in America what being strong truly means.

Tonight, when Koji Uehara got that final out, we were all Boston Strong.

7 responses to “Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox: 2013 World Series Champions!

  1. The Red Sox was and is a team in the AL I always enjoyed rooting for. I know how many sees Red Sox fans as being boorish, but every team’s fans can be like that.

    I just like the fact that the Red Sox World Series teams remind me a lot of the Giants World Series team of 2010 and 2012.

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  2. I’ve always been a fan of the Flyin’ Hawaiian from back in his days with the Phillies, so since said Phillies were out of the playoffs by the All-Star game, I can’t say I was disappointed to see the hometown team win.

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  3. “However, as I watched the World Series, the Red Sox won me over…It also helped that they were playing the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that showed themselves to have absolutely no class when they beat the Rangers in the 2011 World Series.”

    For the benefit of somebody who thinks that “Napoli” is a type of sauce, can you, Dazzling Erin, please elaborate on the above?

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    • It’s just their general attitude. The Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series was a fluke but their fans act like the Cardinals are the best team in the history of baseball. Even in the 2013 World Series, the only games they won were due to the umpires making an incorrect call.

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      • I don’t actually follow baseball, but if you win four games from seven or fewer to clinch a series, I don’t see how that can be a fluke.

        Not sure if you can blame a team for their fans, either. All sports teams have fans who are terribly unobjective about their team’s place in history, and those shall, more often than not, be the most vocal.

        As a sports official (football), I’m sorry, but you’ll have to give me precise examples of the above mentioned incorrect calls. I’m not saying they weren’t there–you saw the games, I didn’t–it’s just that it becomes a bit banal to blame the umpire for changing the course of an entire game. Fans at home always think they have it right (that said, I’ve seen some truly woeful calls in football games that you couldn’t sell to the fans in a million years).

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