Way to go, Bosox

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I've never been a Red Sox fan. In fact I'm a little bit of a Cardinals fan. But I was certainly impressed that a team could keep it's collective head cool enough and it's confidence high enough to win 8 straight post season games - 4 to win the ALCS and 4 more to win the World Series. Very impressive. Congratulations, Boston.
 
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Although I don't follow them avidly, I have been a Red Sox fan since I was a little kid. My Grandfather used to take me to Fenway when we would visit him in Maine during the 1950s. I got to see Ted Williams and all. I knew that someday they would win the whole thing...
 
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When I was a kid and my grandfather was still alive he used to tell me about the Red Sox and the curse of the bambino... sometimes he'd put on an old lp and sing along to "Dream the Impossible Dream" so even though I am a born and raised florida boy I've always rooted for the Red Sox come October. So last night I drank a gold label toast to the Sox and my grandfather- I hope that he was able to watch the game with me in spirit, from above.
 
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I'm not a Red Sox fan but I was routeing for them since the Yankee series.They are really champs the way they played. I guess the curse is finally off them.
 
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Hey all,

As lifetime Sox fan and NY native, I am today the happiest man on the face of the earth. First the ALCS, called by all the GREATEST WIN IN US SPORTS HISTORY!!!!!!!against the evil empire, then to sweep the Cards, ya can't get better than that!!!!



HOW BOUT THEM RED SOX



Cheers,

Rob
 

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At least I can finally get some sleep now. The last 2 weeks have been exhausting.

I guess I'm kinda sad for Nomar, not being part of this, but on the other hand, some would say that his leaving kick-started this team.

Tremendous accomplishment by the "idiots", and it's nice of others to recognize that.

It's also nice to know that sox fans that are alot older than me (37) got to see this. They've had a longer wait than I have had.

There were actually people crying in the streets. That's how frustrating 86 years can be.

It's just nice to be on the winning end for once...

Glenn
 

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Gotta give it to the Red Sox, they played well. But, who would have thought, or even imagined that the Cardinals wouldn't have shown up(or, at least that's how they seemed to play)? :(
 
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Hey Danbo... I expected, from a warped belief in conspiracy theories, that it would go all seven so the biggies could make their money... until a local Sox fan informed that I forgot to account for two things:

1) The Full Moon In a Total Eclipse;

And,

2) Nasty Kharmic payback for some of those biggies!

Sorry guy...I thought they would have done a little better, too!
 

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Hmm, if the Sox can win the Series, then maybe there is hope that my hometown team can win the Superbowl some day.





my team is the colts
 
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Congrats to the Red Sox from Down Under.
Watching the last play of the game on the local news on TV last night, the commentator made the comment that the Red Sox are the new WORLD champions. I know the series is called the WORLD series, making the Red Sox the WORLD champions, but my basic Aussie way of seeing things cannot comprehend how this American baseball league encompasses the WORLD.
I am quite confident that the Red Sox are probably the best baseball team in the world, however the title of WORLD champions has to be in doubt since it is a closed competition.
Can someone please explain how the WORLD series adopted its somewhat exagerated name?
 
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I still cant comprehend what just happned... it was so fast, and it went against the past 86 years of baseball history. Babe Ruth must be rollin in his grave.

Hey, if the Sox can do it, the Orioles can. Wait til next year and I'll show you...
 

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mschwoeb said:
Hmm, if the Sox can win the Series, then maybe there is hope that my hometown team can win the Superbowl some day.





my team is the colts

Hey, Schwoebie. NEVER underestimate Peyton Manning. That boy is capable of miracles!
 
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Stockman,

I don't understand the confusion, doesn't everyone know that the US is the center of the world if not the universe? :rolleyes: But seriously, I think the term came from a desperate desire of ballclub owners to promote the first "World" Series of baseball back in 1904, which pitted the "Senior Circuit" National league against the "Upstart, Renegade" American League. It was a marketing ploy. But as a Red Sox fan I'll take it, "Worlds Champion" sounds good.

HOW BOUT THEM RED SOX


Rob

PS there is ONE Canadian team in Baseball!!!
 
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I wonder what the OZ version of baseball would be like. Their football makes the NBA look like a bunch of pansies.
 
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Stockman said:
Congrats to the Red Sox from Down Under.
Watching the last play of the game on the local news on TV last night, the commentator made the comment that the Red Sox are the new WORLD champions. I know the series is called the WORLD series, making the Red Sox the WORLD champions, but my basic Aussie way of seeing things cannot comprehend how this American baseball league encompasses the WORLD.
I am quite confident that the Red Sox are probably the best baseball team in the world, however the title of WORLD champions has to be in doubt since it is a closed competition.
Can someone please explain how the WORLD series adopted its somewhat exagerated name?

There's a bit of exagerration in just about every aspect of American "Major League" Baseball (MLB). This lends a bit of charm to the game but can lead to historical records that are not exactly fair dinkum. For example, MLB will tell you that Pete Rose is the all-time hits leader, but that title should be held by Jigger Statz. Because Statz played most of his career in the Pacific Coast League (which at that time was another "major league" but which did not join with the American and National Leagues) most of his stats (little pun there) do not count in the "major league" record.
 
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