Monday, October 29, 2007

Boston Red Sox: 2007 World Series Champions

Dear Red Sox,

Thank you for a thrilling season of baseball.

Thank you for playing as a team.

Thank you for showing grace and style day in and day out from April until October.

I know it's only a game and I know the players get paid a lot of money to *play* that game, but it's a game that binds together generations. My father invested me with a love of baseball. I have instilled that love in my own children. My boys and I listened to nearly every game all season long. Because we don't have cable TV, we learned to see the game from the radio broadcasters play-by-play. We watched each game of the division and world series, staying up late and bleary-eyed each night to cheer our team. It's been a beautiful touchstone between mother and sons: baseball and a team that embodies the best of sportsmanship.

Tomorrow I will wear my red sox cap and smile, even as I feel a bittersweet sadness at the end of the season, the official end of summer.

How 'bout them sox?

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing that there are generations who have never seen the Sox win a series. Yet, we've seen it twice in four years. Simply amazing.

    It's a good time to be a sports fan in New England.

    How 'bout them SOX!