Boston Red Sox celebrate World Series championship

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2007

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
Two World Series championships in four years-- that is what the Boston Red Sox accomplished Sunday night in Colorado when they defeated the Rockies 4-3 en route to a 4-0 series sweep.
I know you are probably wondering why I am writing about the Boston Red Sox? This past June, my wife and I went to Boston on our honeymoon. We figured that it was some place that we had never been and just thought it would be fun. I am a big Red Sox fan and just so happened, they were playing the Yankees the Sunday night we were flying into town on ESPN. It was supposed to the game in which Roger Clemens made his season debut for the Yankees, but later got hurt and was unable to make the start.
Anyways, my wife surprised me with tickets to the game at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding after making me think that she had not been able to get them.
Going to the game was awesome even though the Yankees defeated Boston that night, but just being at Fenway Park was good enough. She had my name flashed on the scoreboard during the innings and overall it was very cool.
That Tuesday, we went back to the stadium and toured it. I learned a lot about Fenway that day and was able to take in the historical part of it.
Fenway is one of the oldest stadiums in major league baseball. They still have the old seats in the park and have made some renovations to the stadium, but it does not take away from the old.
We saw Pesky's Pole, went on top of the Green Monster, and saw the red seat in right that shows the furthest homerun hit in the stadium by Ted Williams.
We saw the Morse code initials on the scoreboard of the former owners of the team Mr. and Mrs. Yawkey. The scoreboard is operated by two or three people each game by hand. They put all the scores from all the games played and it has no electricity except for the balls, strikes and outs, and no running water. One guy is said to have been doing the job for many years and only missing one game, which was his wedding day.
So, touring Fenway Park and going to a Red Sox game meant a lot to this Red Sox fan and seeing them win two World Series in four years after an 86 year wait and the &#8220Curse of the Bambino” means a lot after you have been to the stadium and taken in the history of Fenway and the Red Sox.
On a different note, good luck to all area teams this week and to our &#8220little” guys in the playoffs and Super Bowl.
Until Sunday, God Bless!

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