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.