Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Red Sox World Series Championship Day

It was four years ago today that the Red Sox won the World Series in historic fashion. It seems like it just happened yesterday.

It's always fun to check on videos about it. Here's one from a fan who was at Busch Stadium that night among a sea of Red Sox fans behind the third base dugout and caught it on film:



October 27, 2004 is one of the greatest nights of my life. I was in a jam-packed Riviera Cafe in the West Village and saw it all unfold among my friends. I'll never forget for the rest of my life the feeling I had when Keith Foulke caught that ground ball off the bat of Edgar Renteria and flipped it to Doug Mientkiewicz to give the Red Sox their first title in 86 years. The bar simply exploded, and for ten solid minutes it was just folks high-fiving, hugging and having a wonderful time.

We partied throughout the night, and the general feeling among myself and my friends was: Is this real? Can this be a dream? It was so real, and I simply can't believe it's been four years since the Red Sox won it all.

So, Happy Red Sox Historic World Series Championship Day to all of you. And of course, tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the 2007 Red Sox championship.

Late October continues to be one of my favorite times of the year.

2 comments:

Michael Leggett said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Le Numero 4:

AND Tampa Bay is afraid of The Out Of Doors, sorta like Vampires in Sunlight;

Fluke! And Their "Fans", trying a POOR Imitation of "Cowbell Man";

Red Sox at Phillies wouldda been a real battle;

How Long before the "Bandwagon Express"(#4 Train) screeches to a halt?

Olde Town Glory said...

That was one of the happiest days of my life.