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darren
10-28-2004, 10:52 AM
OK...it's 11:30 and I just woke up. For a little while I thought that I just had the best dream ever last night. The dream went like this: first the Sox were down 0-3 to the Evil Empire, then they came back and won 4 straight and even won the last two right in New Yawk, then on to the World Series where they swept another 4 straight games. I really thought it was some dream, but then I saw the empty champagne bottle. It was a bottle that I had been saving for over 12 years. I'd been saving it for something really special. I almost popped it the first time the Pats won it all, but I didn't. I knew I should save it for something even bigger. Well, this was it. I have a bit of a hangover, but believe me, a headache is better than heartache.

1918 - 2004. Finally. I've been watching for over 20 years and I now have a huge sense of relief. But 20 years is nothing. I am so glad that my father was able to see it. He was born in the 20's and used to go to games when it cost a quarter for a bleacher seat. 70 some years. Wow. That is a lot of games. My 20 must seem like nothing to him and now he's finally seen the Sox pull it off. Thank God.

Yah this thread is off topic. But one off topic thread in 86 years is ok by me.

THANK YOU, RED SOX!

- darren

bobandgeri
10-28-2004, 10:59 AM
An off topic thread started by Darren! Guess this one will stay around :>

It's a dream come true that most New England fans have had all of their lives. Not much work getting done today - everyone is celebrating!

trailbiscuit
10-28-2004, 11:41 AM
This thread is truly off topic, and, quite frankly, I'm appalled.

We should be discussing things like the lunar eclipse.

;)

Bob
10-28-2004, 11:45 AM
I guess I can finally forgive them for 1967.... ;)

vegematic
10-28-2004, 11:49 AM
1918 - 2004. Finally. I've been watching for over 20 years and I now have a huge sense of relief. But 20 years is nothing. I am so glad that my father was able to see it. He was born in the 20's and used to go to games when it cost a quarter for a bleacher seat. 70 some years. Wow. That is a lot of games. My 20 must seem like nothing to him and now he's finally seen the Sox pull it off. Thank God.
...

THANK YOU, RED SOX!


My Mom has also been waiting and watching for most of the last 86 years. What a trip to call her at midnight last night to celebrate!
-vegematic, idiot for over 30 years.

jjmcgo
10-28-2004, 11:57 AM
This thread is truly off topic, and, quite frankly, I'm appalled.

We should be discussing things like the lunar eclipse.

;)
Last night someone said let's go out and look at the moon and I replied I've seen lunar and solar eclipses, once-a-century comets, man land on the moon, volcanoes explode and nations fall but I've never seen a Red Sox World series victory.
Now I have truly seen something unique.

chomp
10-28-2004, 01:02 PM
What a wonderful, wonderful night. For anyone that has ever loved the Red Sox just a little bit, only to see them falter, it was redemption.

Over at a Red Sox Board (very much like this one), someone started a thread after the Yankees went up 3-0 on the Sox. It went from a simple dedication to a virtual history of Red Sox fans. You can check it out here:

http://p086.ezboard.com/fsonsofsamhornbostonredsox.showMessageRange?topicI D=14279.topic&start=1&stop=20

There are lots of very good dedications and memroies and stories on the thread. Some of them might even make you a bit weepy. But this was my overall favorite so far (there are over 50 pages of posts, afterall):

Win it for everyone who believes in a curse in their daily life, everyone who believes that tendency is the same as truth. Win it for all of us who struggle with addiction, or those us for have left lovers before we could get too close and fail, and all of us who have ever given in to the trends of our lives. Win it to prove that history does not dictate the future. Win it for everyone who needs faith and hope to believe that failure is never inevitable when confronted with perseverance and loyalty.

THANK YOU RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!

alpinista
10-28-2004, 01:11 PM
Wait 'til next year ... Oh NO! I'm starting to sound like a Sox fan. The axis has tipped! :D

jade
10-28-2004, 01:40 PM
Remember 1967, the Conigliaros, Yaz and the Impossible Dream? That's the last time I watched the Sox......although I did sneak a few peaks, oops, I mean peeks last night. WORLD Series? How silly and arrogant.....GO SOX!!

mavs00
10-28-2004, 01:58 PM
From the heart of the evil empire, it has not always been the easiest to "keep the faith". I did, and am greatful. Thanks you RED SOX, and thank Darren for one small deviation ;).

stoopid
10-28-2004, 02:04 PM
We should be discussing things like the lunar eclipse.

;)


Coincidence?


I think NOT!

:rolleyes:

Rik
10-28-2004, 02:05 PM
If I brought up dogs could I get this thread Yankeed, oops I mean Yanked?
Congrats to all you Sox fans! It is just a shame the poor kids growing up in New England from now on will never get to experience being a Sox fan the same way all of you did.

coldfeet
10-28-2004, 02:16 PM
Congrats to the sox fans, Wait until next year, Yanks salary will top $1 Billion!

Mac
10-28-2004, 02:19 PM
Don't forget how far north Red Sox nation extends.

My dad (also born in the 1920s-Halifax, Nova Scotia) has been a Red Sox fan his entire life. He also became partial to the Expos and recently said that a Red Sox victory would ease the pain of seeing the Expos depart for a more southerly venue.

I'm sure he will be phoning tonight now that the long wait is over.

Cheers

:)

raftingguy
10-28-2004, 02:45 PM
Will us Yankee fans be allowed to create a thread next year when the scales get tipped back???? :D

SherpaKroto
10-28-2004, 03:08 PM
I've gotten 6 calls so far today from my buddy Froggie (who was on the phone with me again for the last inning. Last time we did that was 1986). Each call today was like this: "Hey Kroto, guess what - THE SOX ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!" click. He's flying out from Long Beach for the parade, getting here just after 6 AM on Saturday. A true fan and friend.

raftingguy: No, but keep dreaming. We did.

Blue
10-28-2004, 03:26 PM
Can you believe it?
It really happened!

'Pigs can fly, hell is frozen, the slipper finally fits,
and Impossible Dreams really can come true.
The Red Sox have won the World Series'

Puck
10-28-2004, 03:39 PM
I have been very nervous and cautious today. I always felt I would die the day after the Red Sox won the World Series. Deep in my heart of heart I still feel that some how this ins't all happening and that they will still choke and break my heart yet again.

Did they really win?? Is everyone else having the same dream?

Peakbagr
10-28-2004, 03:45 PM
Hey, Darren started this, I'm piling on. First the Sox are the the Yankees' Daddy. Now the Cards have a new Daddy too.

Mad Townie
10-28-2004, 03:52 PM
Rik thought that mentioning dogs would be off-topic, but he's wrong. The Red Sox AA farm club is the Portland Sea Dogs. Furthermore, when they were in the Marlins system we watched a good young prospect come through: Kevin Millar was his name!

1946 :(
1967 :(
1975 :mad:
1986 :mad: :mad:
2004 :p ;) :D :D

Stan
10-28-2004, 03:58 PM
So, THIS is the October surprise we've been waiting for! Thank you SOX!

KZKlimber
10-28-2004, 05:14 PM
OK - just 23 more to catch up to the Yankees!!!!!!

:rolleyes:

mavs00
10-28-2004, 05:28 PM
OK - just 23 more to catch up to the Yankees!!!!!!

:rolleyes:

Actually KZ, it's only 17 (this is sox #6) and in reality, to TOTALLY catch up to the Yankees we'd have to throw 1 colossal, all-time, for the ages choke job in there too. ;)

But look on the bright side, there's always NEXT YEAR, or the year after that :eek:

All in good fun though, right .... :D

alpinista
10-28-2004, 05:33 PM
just to offer a humorous alternative note ... check out this cover from the New York Daily News!

http://community.webshots.com/slideshow?ID=207205441&key=RcKyNg

Now, now, it's all in good fun! :D

ecc
10-28-2004, 05:46 PM
I Insist This Thread Be Deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ;)

Frodo
10-28-2004, 07:02 PM
I......... humbly tip my Yankee cap to a-hem, (come on, you can do it) the Boston Red Sox, and to all of the.... (be strong man, be strong) Sox fans who created history by beating the...... (just think happy thoughts, happy thoughts) Yankees for the AL pennant after being down 3-0, then sweeping the Cardinals to wawawawa.....win the the the(hyperventilating) .........................................2004 World Series

Congratulations, the best team won...

(lying on floor in fetal position)

Head
10-28-2004, 07:30 PM
I Insist This Thread Be Deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ;)I 2nd this motion! ;)

spencer
10-28-2004, 07:42 PM
I agree with Frodo...

nice job, Sox....

and an even better job by the Sox fans...

spencer

SteveHiker
10-28-2004, 08:14 PM
Never have to watch another baseball game again.

and to you Yankees fans, out there, now it's our turn:

two thou-sand two thou-sand two thou-sand

Jaytrek57
10-28-2004, 09:17 PM
AIG

The Yankees "LOS(s)T" and the Red Sox "FOUND" a way to win. ;)

Seriously though, all Non-Red Sox fans should be leashed and under the owners control at all times and rabid Red Sox fans can run around freely. And please..no comments....you never met my Red Sox fan...he wouldn't hurt anyone!! ;) ;) :D ;)

Paul Skelly
10-28-2004, 09:20 PM
Growing up in North Jersey, I watched the Yankees and Mets win like a dozen times (Yawn..) Now that the Sox have won, and I live within rioting distance of Fenway, I wonder... What's next for Sox fans? Where can all that anger be channelled? The Sox are destined now to be "just another" MLB team like the Mahhlins, so VFTTers from NJ/NY/MA/CT/RI/VT/NH etc. should join together and send in those postcards in the recent AMC Outdoors to the White Mountain Forest Planning Team.

Besides, what would be better then a Pedro-Don Zimmer Death ReMatch on a well-maintained Kate Sleeper Trail in the year 2090? :eek:

peak_bgr
10-28-2004, 09:34 PM
I have to say, I'm a very dissapointed and embarrassed by the Yankees. But, I do have to say congrats to the Sox, it was a win well deserved.

I think I'll become a Dodger fan again, at least I know what to expect. Or does that take some of the fun out of it?

maineguy
10-29-2004, 06:23 AM
"Actually KZ, it's only 17 (this is sox #6) "

Uh, Mavs...

26-6=20

Nice try though. And while we are on the subject, you still think like a Sox fan...concerning the "choke job" by the Yankees, instead of the incredible comeback by the Sox. I guess old habits are hard to break.

JohnL
10-29-2004, 07:18 AM
Being a life long Yankee fan, I say congratulations to the Red Sox for a great season and for finally getting the monkey off of their back. I think this is great for baseball.

What I think is bad for baseball is the continued bad blood that I hear from the fans. To me, that's just bad form and poor sportsmanship. Maybe some people could care less about the sportsmanship 'cause they're so focused on frustration and/or retribution. I was always taught never to rub a loss in the loser's face because in the next game they could do it to you. Remember, there's only one thing worse than a sore loser and that's a sore winner.

So, to steal one of your former lines; Wait 'til next year! :) ;) :D :rolleyes: :p

JohnL

imarchant
10-29-2004, 07:50 AM
.... and in reality, to TOTALLY catch up to the Yankees we'd have to throw 1 colossal, all-time, for the ages choke job in there too. ;)
..... :D

Remember Buckner....1986? You already had the big choke ;)

Jim W
10-29-2004, 07:57 AM
Come on Frodo.
Hold your head up high.
You can do it.
Remember, you've still got the Jets.

D'OH !!

Bob Smith
10-29-2004, 09:50 AM
Congrats to ALL the Sox Fan, to win 7 in a row to take the crown was a Great job. The Curse my be over, but could it be a short reprive? Ever since the Yanks made the announcement that they were going to tear down "The House That Ruth Built" and replace it accross the street with a new stadium...... WHAM-O, we go into a dive and lose 3 IN A ROW! I plan on sending a letter to George to point this out. I'm sure he will look to refurbish it to avoid and 86 year dry spell

ESPNHiker
10-29-2004, 11:05 AM
Congrats to ALL the Sox Fan, to win 7 in a row to take the crown was a Great job. The Curse my be over, but could it be a short reprive? Ever since the Yanks made the announcement that they were going to tear down "The House That Ruth Built" and replace it accross the street with a new stadium...... WHAM-O, we go into a dive and lose 3 IN A ROW! I plan on sending a letter to George to point this out. I'm sure he will look to refurbish it to avoid and 86 year dry spell

They actually won 8 in a row...most in the same postseason EVER...hopefully they can keep that streak alive :D

mavs00
10-29-2004, 11:10 AM
"Actually KZ, it's only 17 (this is sox #6) "

Uh, Mavs...

26-6=20

Nice try though. And while we are on the subject, you still think like a Sox fan...concerning the "choke job" by the Yankees, instead of the incredible comeback by the Sox. I guess old habits are hard to break.

20 it is then..... :) And.... As good my beloved SOX are, I wish it was just that they "came back" from the dead on pure skill alone. Reality tells me that, without a healthy dose of "total breakdown" on the part of the other team, NOONE should be able to come back from 3 outs till a sweep in a 7 game series (even the Expos could close that door) :eek:.

And for the record, I apologize for my eariler rant, I just got annoyed to have someone jump into this thread to quote Yankee Stats. Perhaps cuz I'm here in NY, and it's all I've heard for the last week. That was poor form on my part, so forgive me. To Frodo, Spencer, Peak_bgr and the others, thanks for the kinds words from the other side. I'm sure we'll continue our lively rivalry next year. Have fun with D-Lowe, he's NY bound for sure :(

Oh yeah, Imerchant, DENIAL is more than a river in Africa ;)

dug
10-29-2004, 11:12 AM
"I was always taught never to rub a loss in the loser's face because in the next game they could do it to you. Remember, there's only one thing worse than a sore loser and that's a sore winner."

Give me a break. We've been dealing with the sorest of winners for eight decades. For the first time we finally get a chance to give it back, and we're told to be gracious?
:confused:

ADKatie
10-29-2004, 12:10 PM
I......... humbly tip my Yankee cap to a-hem, (come on, you can do it) the Boston Red Sox, and to all of the.... (be strong man, be strong) Sox fans who created history by beating the...... (just think happy thoughts, happy thoughts) Yankees for the AL pennant after being down 3-0, then sweeping the Cardinals to wawawawa.....win the the the(hyperventilating) .........................................2004 World Series

Congratulations, the best team won...

(lying on floor in fetal position)

Frodo, that was the best post EVER! I laughed so hard! Well written and well spoken. Now, it's time to go to the community room for TV hour... right after you take your pills. Here, let me wipe that little drool....

JohnL
10-29-2004, 12:19 PM
dug,

You've obviously missed the point of my comments and your comments are obscured by some facts you may not be aware of.

The "Curse of the Babe" was "invented" by Boston sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy in his book, "The Curse of the Bambino" originally published in 1990. The only other previously written record of any mention of a "curse" was in a NY Times column by Peter Vescey not long before Shaughnessy's book was written. The birth of the curse is in our recent history, not something that is 86 years old.

The spirited rivalry is also a recent phenomenon, dating from the 1970's when the Red Sox and Yankees both had teams that were contending for the American League Pennant. This was before the days of Divisions and Wild Cards and lots of TV revenue. Prior to that, quite honestly, the Sox had rather dismal teams, except for the 1967 "Impossible Dream Team" and a few other years.

Check this out:
After the 1918 World Series win, the Sox finished as high as second place 4 times in the next 26 years (up to 1944). From 1945 to 1966, they finished in second place twice and first place once. Other than that, they were a second division team; meaning the bottom half of a 9 team league. So for 48 years, the Sox were at or near the bottom of the league, all long before they had a curse to blame it on.

1967 is when the Sox's fortunes began to turn around, with World Series berths in '67 and '75 and finishes in second and third place in all but one of the intervening years. This is when the real rivalry with the Yankees started. Quite honestly, it is most unlikely that you would have a rivalry between a first division team and a second division team. The Yankees also had their dog days but there were fewer of them.

The real birth of the rivalry was in the '70's with teams that were led by their spirited and determined catchers; Fisk and Munson. Both teams were competitive and in the days before playoffs, every regular season counted a little more than it does today. And the fact that the players from both teams just did not like each other. It was mean and nasty times.

The Sox fall from grace after 1918 was a result of a Yankee owner with money and a lousy team who needed players and a Sox owner with a great team who neded money. Many of the stars of the Yankees '20's teams were former Sox players who were sold to the Yankees. With bad owners, management, farm systems, trade choices and players, the Sox took a very long time to fully recover.

As far as the Yankees causing or being in a position to benefit from the "curse", try this out:
1946 - Yankees finished in 3rd place.
1967 - Yankees finished in 9th place.
1975 - Yankees finished in 3rd place.
1978 - Bucky Dent. Enough said.
1986 - Yankees finished in 2nd place, 5 1/2 games out.
2003 - A great series with two great teams that could have gone either way. Yanks were fortunate to have the last at bat.

Now, as far as your need for ungraciousness, knock yourself out. I honestly hope you feel better afterwards. :o

JohnL

dug
10-29-2004, 12:48 PM
Thanks, well aware of the history, and also of getting it shoved up my butt at every opportunity. When Patriots fans get out of control, I just tell them "Don't act like Yankees' fans". :D

Jasonst
10-29-2004, 01:23 PM
Being a life long Yankee fan, I say congratulations to the Red Sox for a great season and for finally getting the monkey off of their back. I think this is great for baseball.

What I think is bad for baseball is the continued bad blood that I hear from the fans. To me, that's just bad form and poor sportsmanship. Maybe some people could care less about the sportsmanship 'cause they're so focused on frustration and/or retribution. I was always taught never to rub a loss in the loser's face because in the next game they could do it to you. Remember, there's only one thing worse than a sore loser and that's a sore winner.

So, to steal one of your former lines; Wait 'til next year! :) ;) :D :rolleyes: :p

JohnL

Show me a good loser, and I show you a loser... :D

bruno
10-29-2004, 01:27 PM
now sox fans can chant to the yanks (my yanks!) "2--thousand 2--thousand, 2--thousand!"

seriously, does the red sox organization have the will, the smarts, and the money (or rather, are they willin' to spend it?) it takes to win again. . .and again. . .and again? :D

i don't think so.

but congratulations just the same. it was fun to watch! :)

edit: i see someone beat me to the "2000" chant line!!

darren
10-29-2004, 01:33 PM
we should celebrate with a VFTT Gathering in Beantown


Red Bones some night next week????? Or should we look for a new venue?

- darren

darren
10-29-2004, 01:41 PM
First the Sox are the the Yankees' Daddy. Now the Cards have a new Daddy too.

Actually, Boston is St. Louis' daddy:

1957 NBA Championship: Celtics over the St. Louis Hawks
1970 Stanley Cup: Bruins over the St. Louis Blues
2001 Super Bowl: Patriots over the St. Louis Rams
2004 World Series: Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals

:D

- darren

alpinista
10-29-2004, 01:46 PM
Red Bones would be EXCELLENT!!!! Is it OK if a Yankees fan joins you? I promise no chants. I am first and foremost a baseball fan, and this was one of the most exciting seasons I've ever witnessed.

Bruno: I personally believe the new Sox owners and that, as the Boston Herald's Track would say, QT Theo Epstein, do have the smarts and the money and the creativity to give this team what it needs to keep winning. These folks are nowhere close to the Yawkeys -- not in how they treat players, nor most definitely not in how they treat fans. I know Fenway has been a cozy spot, but it wasn't always the most intimate and fan-friendly. It sure is now!

SherpaKroto
10-29-2004, 01:47 PM
I was doing this today. And it was a lot of fun. Finally.

Dropkick Murphys doing "Tessie" (top left), Varitek, Manny, and the Gov (top right), and the Statehouse during today's rally.

SherpaKroto
10-29-2004, 02:11 PM
Red Bones some night next week????? Or should we look for a new venue?

- darren
The Whackers will all catch at least a pint at the Station next weekend. Makes a mid-week Redbones visit a tough sell to Ms Sherpa.

alpinista
10-29-2004, 02:14 PM
Sherp -- perhaps not a tough sell if you invite her!!! :D

Stan
10-29-2004, 02:46 PM
Redbones is somewhat overrated in my opinion and can be a bummer for parking ... but convenient to the Red Line. I'd suggest Jake and Earle's Dixie Roadhouse's on Moody Street in Waltham ... plenty of parking but public transportation limited to commuter rail (Fitchburg line) and bus lines (mostly Cambridge connections at night). They play the blues and feature BBQ menu that is as good if not better than Redbones. Bands on weekends and nearby pubs offer some alternatives.

KZKlimber
10-29-2004, 03:00 PM
Mavs - I think you already have the "colossal" choke in 1986. Although I admit this year's choke was probably worse, the blame won't be carried by 1 guy like Buckner had to.

:rolleyes:

darren
10-29-2004, 05:02 PM
Redbones is somewhat overrated in my opinion and can be a bummer for parking ... but convenient to the Red Line.

I hear ya. I'd be up for Waltham. Is that place better than Bison County (another great BBQ place on Moody St in Waltham)?

- darren

brianW
10-30-2004, 08:18 AM
the season is over. I am walking around in a daze in Red Sox Nation. I don't know if I can handle this. After years of disappointment Red Sox Nation is finally smiling with success, a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

It is something that I was hoping for for a long time. If I find it to be to overwheming I could always become a Cubs fan. ;)

Jasonst
10-30-2004, 02:44 PM
Red Bones some night next week????? Or should we look for a new venue?

- darren
Funny - I am reading this with my orange RedBones T-shirt on!!! Go sox!

masshysteria
10-30-2004, 03:43 PM
This has been the most amazing two weeks! I know people who think that this is just a long dream, and that they're going to wake up and see Aaron Boone rounding third base....

Fellow Sox fans, have you ever seen such euphoria? It's incredible! I'm stuck out here in the DMZ between the Nation and the Empire, and there are signs evrywhere, people sporting the colors, and the Sox ARE the topic of coversation on everyones lips!

And who are Bucky F. Dent, Bill Buckner? The names don't ring a bell!

Did anyone go to the parade, and how was it? I heard Pedro got brushed back with a beanball.

alpinista
10-30-2004, 06:43 PM
I didn't get to the parade, but I got to edit the stories about it. Pedro did get beaned by a baseball, thrown by someone on the shore of the Charles River. Still no idea who the idiot (not in the Sox player way) was who threw it. But I'm guessing it was some drunk who thought he/she could lob it to Pedro to get his autograph but then threw it fast and hit him in the forehead. Thankfully, Pedro wasn't hurt -- just dazed and left with a headache.

John Satterlee
10-31-2004, 04:39 AM
RED SOX PARADE


By some chance of fate or divine intervention, I had a conference (I never, never go to conferences) in Boston this weekend and otherwise I never would have ever gone there on a such a day to such an event. The Hotel where the conference took place was two blocks from the parade route. We drove up Friday night and spent the night.

There was no way I was not going to the parade. I left after one hour of a boring speaker and staked out a place on Boylston and waited by myself, surrounded by strangers who shared in the moment. Words cannot describe it.

After an hour later, several friends from the conference joined me, including my favorite RED SOX friend whose husband and 2 teenage are Yankee fans.

The crowd was unbelievable, very large, very RED SOX and very well controlled. Absolutely unbelievable.

It did not matter that it was a cloudy, wet day with mist and on and off showers. Who even noticed?

The RED SOX appeared on a long train of Duckboats and the experience was absolutely indescribable: having the RED SOX a few feet away, waving. Smiling, being part of a crowd. On one of the boats were a few old time RED SOX players, I could see Johnny Pesky looking at the crowd smiling. Unbelievable.

My feet still haven't touched the ground after the World Series win, never mind the Yankees comeback.

We went back to the conference for lunch; I decided that there no way that I could stay there and listen to more boring speakers, so I headed back out, to try to get to Fenway. I was joined by another friend and we followed Boylston, the parade route in reverse, back to Fenway park. The streets were full of partying fans, the atmosphere was so great. How do you spell euphoria? .

We got to FENWAY and decided to wait for the players to return. Soon, the duckboat motorcade returned, and again duck after duck returned, and again it was indescribable.

Maybe it was because I didn't get much sleep the night before, or for that matter much sleep in the last few weeks. Maybe it was because of the past 48 years of being A RED SOX fan, but this was the most memorable of days.

SherpaKroto
11-01-2004, 07:39 AM
I made it to the parade by 9:00 AM Saturday morning. Friends had a suite (I'll use that term loosely) at the Parker House overlooking City Hall Plaza. Only complaint I have about the parade is that they had the duck boats cruising by way too fast (possibly because they extended the route and still wanted to keep it at 3 hours). We had a great day of it, made better by a good knowledge of Boston. A good day spent with good friends celebrating a RED SOX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! Finally found my way home at noon on Sunday!

I will agree that the crowd I saw was well behaved, friendly, and having a ball. See you next year ;)

Blue
11-01-2004, 08:43 AM
ok, ok, ok I admit it ... I DIDN'T make it to the parade and spent my
entire morning and early afternoon fixated on the TV wishing I had gone.

I know you are going to use the phrase, "but what kind of fan are you?" but I just couldn't see driving from southern NH at 6 am to wait in cold rain with 3 million fans. I was glad to see it on TV because they showed all of the pre parade player interviews and the priceless quote of Mayor Menino, "Gentlemen, start your ducks."

Jaytrek57
11-01-2004, 10:18 AM
I made the parade as well. I want to personally thank Mayor Menino and all the fans who heeded his advice to take public transportation. My wife and decided to go at the last second and the drive from Canton to Charlestown was just under 10 minutes (a new record).

The players were tremendous. Despite 3 hours+, they gave ALL the fans, at every interersection, choke point, roof top and corner a huge thank you.

The crowd was extremely well-behaved IMHO. Did see a few knuckleheads but the police were on them quick.

I'd have to say the rally for the 81 Celtics rates a little higher IMO. Of course I was a star eyed 14 year old at the time...

Save those Heralds and Globes for the Grand Kids. ;)

trailbiscuit
11-01-2004, 10:54 AM
Drove down from NH Friday night...stayed with friends in Brighton...Took the T early on Sat to Copley...Waited for 2 1/2 hours, and then cheered a lot...Made it down to the River...Cheered more...Did not jump in.

It was awesome and well worth it! Can't wait for 2090! (Did I say that?)

beverly
11-01-2004, 11:04 AM
Fresh from his appearance on SNL, Johnny Damon will be on Letterman tonight!

David Metsky
11-01-2004, 11:37 AM
I was glad to see it on TV because they showed all of the pre parade player interviews and the priceless quote of Mayor Menino, "Gentlemen, start your ducks."

The quote was "Ladies and gentlemen, mount your ducks, and let the parade begin!"

I watched on TV, too. I went to the first Patriot's parade but I just couldn't see being in a crowd that large.

"Wait til next year" has a whole new meaning.

-dave-

masshysteria
11-01-2004, 12:57 PM
Hey Darren, nice headers at the top of the page! Save a copy of the Herald and Globe? Heck, we can't get them out here, they're sold out. The parade must have been something, I'm sure people were packed into the 'T' like sardines.

During the eighth inning of Game 4, Joe Buck made a comment about how this WS victory would be for the generations of Sox fans who have passed on, and never got to see this moment. Had a tear in my eye, cause it made me think of my Dad and my Grandfathers who never got to experience this. That is what makes this victory the major news event of the year in these parts. It's probably hard for a non-member of the Nation to understand that.

Rik
11-01-2004, 02:28 PM
Ok, what if I got a new puppy, named him Jeter, and let him poop all over the trails. Now can this thread be stopped! Again I'm just kidding but did want to share this story. Actually, I'm a Mets fan (all sorts of issues with that i know) but the funny part is how I became a Mets fan. Both of my parents are from Vermont. Dad was a Sox fan and mom was a Yankee fan. They moved to upstate New York before I was born and being the rebel I didn't want to align with either of them so... The Mets. Well last year during the ACLS my maternal grandfather passed away ( he actually died with the Sox winning). He was a huge Sox fan but because he was born in 1919 he never saw his team win. All year my mother (the Yankee fan) said this was the Sox year and she became a Sox fan (flip flopping like some other New Englander) Look Darren politics! Now can this thread be stopped? I couldn't bring myself to cheer for them while they were playing but now that it is over I find myself happy for all you Sox fans and saddened that my father and grandfather didn't last long enough to see it. So again have fun with your win!

Stan
11-01-2004, 04:14 PM
Re: Bison County vs. Jake's

Good food at both if you're into BBQ ... I generally lean to Jake's and my wife really loved their salmon dinner and she's not even a big salmon fan. Bison County may have better capacity depending upon how many of us planned to attend and what night it was.

chomp
11-04-2004, 07:32 AM
who's in ?

Maybe me - lemme check and post back later.

Blue
11-04-2004, 08:00 AM
Holy Cow - I'll actually be in Portland that weekend, with my mom, sister, her kids, etc.

I don't think I would see Moe (no Moe! no Moe!), but would be up for dinner.

Mad Townie
11-04-2004, 08:10 AM
Hey, a Portland Beer Night/mini-Gathering????? :p

How about starting a new thread on it? I'll do what I can to make it.

Oops! :rolleyes:

(edit) Saw Blue's reply about being in Portland and didn't look close enough!

Arm, are you still doing Portsmouth Nov. 13? If so, count me in. (If I can read clearly enough to find my way there!!!)

Stan
11-08-2004, 03:29 PM
For those in the Boston area contemplating a barstool or dinner gathering, partly to honor the Sox and mourn the end of the Patriots old streak (new streak = 1), I proposed Jakes Dixie Roadhouse (BBQ) in Waltham. They can accomodate, with enough notice, our 2 dozen or so would be no problem, they have a room that'll handle it. It does get booked up this time of year. On Fri and Sat nights the band starts at 10.

mavs00
11-09-2004, 04:24 PM
Me and some of my people are having a "Sox" celebration/gathering on November 15 in Rochester, NY area. As we are technically inside the "evil empire", details are closely held :cool:

PM me if interested. The nation is bigger than you know ;)

masshysteria
11-09-2004, 07:21 PM
The World Series Trophy was in Great Barrington on Sunday. There were'nt any famous personallities attached to it, but that's still kinda cool.

Tim, I think you may need a pretty strong security contingent for your bash. I'd hate to see an insurection from the local 'Steinemites', that would be tragic!

Blue
11-10-2004, 07:31 AM
I also like Ri Ra's, 72 Commercial St or Bull Feeney's 375 Fore St... that
being said, at Molly's it is somewhat easily to have a conversation - RiRa's is quite loud.

Mad Townie
11-10-2004, 08:55 AM
OK, so how about Molly's in portLAND? 6:00?

Maybe we can get some of the other Portland folks to show up!

spongebob
11-10-2004, 09:08 AM
You all missed the premier performance of Adrian at the Comedy Connection in Portland last weekend. That was were it was happening.(personal opinion) I think I might be able to make Molly's. I live in most of my life in the one square mile area you guys are talking about. Well except for my hiking expeditions on the weekends.

Adrian

Blue
11-10-2004, 09:45 AM
If Adrian is coming, could someone remind me to wear my waterproof pants?

SherpaKroto
11-10-2004, 02:42 PM
Adrian, I know where you were on October 16th. We signed in just after your name ;)