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The End of An Era (2004-10-27 - 11:54 p.m.)

Ladies and gentlemen, the legendary curse is broken. The Red Sox have won the World Series for the first time since 1918.
This team made history in several areas over the course of the last couple of weeks.
As already noted, they were the first team in baseball history to recover from a 3-0 playoff deficit. Between them and the Yankees, they played two of the longest playoff games in history, one 11 innings and one 14. Tonight, they became one of only four teams to win a World Series having never been behind in a game.
The Cards tied them a couple of times in game 1, but never led in a game. Ironically, one of the other three teams that have done this was Tony LaRussa's 1989 Oakland A's. Tonight, LaRussa was on the other end of that treatment.
I just found out that Manny Ramirez received the MVP for the World Series. I think that's good. I think that's wonderful.
Tonight, there were tears of joy as I watched the Red Sox piling onto Keith Foulke and Jason Varitek after a somewhat surprised Foulke fielded a grounder from the bat of Edgar Renteria and underhanded it to Doug Mientkiewicz at first base.
There were many players that could have easily been chosen for MVP. Foulke was practically flawless as a closer. The entire Sox pitching staff literally shut down the Cardinal's bats after game one. Ortiz, Ramirez, Damon, Bellhorn...they all shone brightly in this series.
History has been made. Was it significant that all of this was happening under a Lunar eclipse? To quote Buffy Summers in "Double Meat Palace," "Who knows? Who. Knows?"

See you next year, Sox.

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