October 31, 2013 Leave a comment
Why do I love the Red Sox?
But especially this:
Almost one year ago today, my grandfather passed away at the age of 92. Like so many other Red Sox fans of his generation, he faithfully waited more than eighty years to finally see a World Series trophy return to Boston in 2004, and then again in 2007. The last conversation I ever had with my grandfather focused on one topic and one topic only: the Red Sox, his team; the team that he supported all of his life; the team that he passed on to my father and, transitively, to me.
I was too young to truly grasp the significance of the Red Sox historic championship in '04, and was still in high school when they won again in '07. But tonight, as I watched the game surrounded by my best friends, all I could think about was just how special of a season this was, just how fortunate I was to have witnessed three championships in a decade, and just how much my grandfather would have loved to see the Sox hoist the Commissioner's Trophy at Fenway for the first time since 1918.
If there is one thing that my grandfather taught me, it was this: always appreciate the life you live and savor the moments that make it special. Well, Pop, I can promise you this: tonight, I am savoring the moment – just for you.
#Soxtober. Sox in 6. The Boston Red Sox are World Champions.