Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning their third world championship in the last decade, completing an improbable worst-to-first turnaround, renewing their relationship with Red Sox nation, and giving Boston something no one has seen in 95 years: a clinching World Series victory at Fenway Park.
Only twice previously had the Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway, in 1912 and 1918. The 1918 victory took place in front of only 15,238 fans in an early September series of a season abbreviated because of World War I. Babe Ruth was a defensive replacement late in the 2-1 clinching win at Fenway against the Chicago Cubs.
There have been lots of heroes in this Series: Jon Lester, John Lackey, Shane Victorino, and Koji Uehara, among others. As I’m writing this, the Most Valuable Player has not been named. But as the image above suggests, there is really only one choice: David Ortiz. The man’s exploits this Series speak for themselves. No one personifies the meaning of Boston strong better than Big Papi.
Thanks guys! What a perfect exclamation point for Summer Boys, Summer Dreams.