Thursday, October 21, 2004

Red Sox Nation rising

Two teams. Two histories. One series. Seven games.

Nations rise and fall. A Red Sox Nation has risen from the ashes of an Evil Empire’s fall.

It wasn’t easy, and it couldn’t have happened any other way. Fate hurled the two most storied franchises in baseball into an October showdown that had to happen. A battle of epic proportions consumed two titans. For what seemed like an eternity, every twist and turn imaginable made for the best baseball ever and left two armies spent.

The script seemed familar. The tale had been told on countless occasions, but poetic justice, destiny, and the inevitable convened and decided the story would end differently this time. The demons retreated. The Yankees faltered. Red Sox Nation slew the dragon, and the baseball gods smiled. It was good.

Myth draws on reality. Millennia from now, we will draw inspiration from the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the Davids who stared down their Goliath, the New York Yankees, to shepherd a new era's debut and shatter the old.