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The Red Sox Won the World Series at Fenway for the First Time Since 1918 (Video)
When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, ending the 84-year-old “Curse of the Bambino,” it was pretty awesome. And when they won the World Series again just three years later, sweeping the Colorado Rockies in 2007, you probably thought we were all done talking about the historic dry spell and the team’s long-suffering fans. But no.
You see, the Sox won both of those World Series on the road, which means their fans (now considered more “insufferable” than “long suffering”) still hadn’t witnessed a championship celebration on the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park since 1918. Or at least, not a celebration by the home team.
So when the Sox finished off the St. Louis Cardinals last night in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, it was still a pretty big deal. Fireworks at Fenway and a presentation of the ultimate trophy? That’s the kind of thing impartial observers love to see happen in baseball’s oldest stadium. And even the most cynical of observers (such as myself) can’t deny how much the Red Sox and World Series MVP David Ortiz did to rally the spirits of Bostonians in the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing back in April. This was pretty much a storybook ending to all of that.
So yes, the events that unfolded last night were pretty special. Take a look at the final out and ensuing celebrations:
Unless you’re a Cardinals fan—or a Yankees fan—you can’t help but be a little moved by that scene. Congratulations, Red Sox.
Now seriously, everybody, let’s stop talking about the Boston curse. It’s done. They’ve won three titles in 10 years.