I'm not used to feeling joy. My sports teams usually only lose. This is weird.
It's no longer a matter of if, but when.
"The Boston Red Sox have won the centennial World Series!"Will it be tonight? Tomorrow? Saturday? Halloween?
All I know is that I'm going to cry when it finally happens.
1918: the last time the Boston Red Sox won the World Series
1967: the Red Sox lose game 7 of the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals
19 years later: the Red Sox lose game 7 of the World Series
18 years after that: the Red Sox win the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals
1918. 19. 18.
86 years ago: the last time the Boston Red Sox won the World Series
86: the number of season games the Red Sox won in 1918
1986: the last time the Red Sox appeared in the World Series
10.27.86: the Red Sox lose game 7 of the World Series
10.27.04: the Red Sox 86 the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series?
86. 86. 86. 86. 86.
I have nothing against the Cardinals. They seem like good people. They were just put in an unfortunate position.
Almost every baseball fan outside St. Louis (and New York City) wants to see the Red Sox bring a World Series championship back to Boston, and in order for that to happen, the Cardinals must lose for good. There's no way around it.
I'm sorry, Redbirds, but…