Just wanted to step away from talk about Boston restaurants to congratulate the Boston Red Sox on sweeping the Colorado Rockies to win the 2007 World Series. It was a magical moment, seeing the Sox celebrating last night once again.
There are lots of players to tip our hats to in 2007, including Mike Lowell (an incredibly classy person both on and off the field), Jon Lester (for coming back from cancer to end up winning the clinching game of the World Series), David Ortiz (for being perhaps the best clutch hitter in Red Sox history), and so many others.
Thanks also to the front office for bringing so many great young players up through the farm system and onto the team, such as Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury, Lester, Jon Papelbon, and others.
Finally, congratulations to the Colorado Rockies for getting to the World Series in spectacular fashion, and showing a lot of class and grace both during and after the World Series. Best of luck to you in 2008.
A few final notes....to the front office, please find a way to keep Mike Lowell. He is a great player as well as a true team leader who is the glue that holds this team together; to Coco Crisp, who may have played his last game for the Sox, thanks for the lasting memories of all the incredible catches you made in the outfield, and best of luck wherever you are in 2008; and finally, to Sox fans, get ready for another rolling rally!
Once again, congrats to the 2007 Red Sox, and thanks for making 2007 such an exciting year.
By the way, If you would like to see photos of the post-victory celebration, check out this link:http://jfishsports.blogspot.com/2007/10/2007-world-series-champions-boston-red.html
ED NOTE: Plans for the "rolling rally" through Boston are now in place. The rolling rally will be held on Tuesday, starting at Fenway Park somewhere around noon. It will proceed east on Boylston Street, going past Boston Common and ending at City Hall and Government Center. Duck boats will be used to transport the Red Sox players, but they will not travel on the Charles River. (And Mayor Tom Menino said that he is expecting Jonathan Papelbon to live up to his promise of doing a dance routine; expect him to do it along the rally route.) Stay tuned for more details on the rolling rally in case plans and/or times are changed at all.