Well the Sox have just swept the World Series again. I can hear the helicopters and celebrating fans from my home now, a big difference from 2004 when I saw the Sox win the series from a hotel bar deep in Yankees territory. It felt different this time, too. I was finally able to enjoy the games without thinking too much about 1986 and all the rest. The cursed Red Sox team is gone, perhaps forever. That’s a good thing overall.
The only problem is it will be impossible for the next generation to relate to what my grandfather, father and I experienced collectively over an 86 year period. I guess we’ll have to find another way to connect.October 29, 2007