This week’s Time magazine has this quote from Sox Fan Tom Faria about the Red Sox’s 3-0 lead in the World Series:
If we win, people will be crying. Not just because they’re happy.
They’ll be crying for their fathers. Just for that bond.
If you understand this quote – if watching the Sox wrap up a 3-0 lead in the series last night in St. Louis brought tears to your eyes – if you were high-fiving a fellow Sox fan last night.. or, like me, sharing the game with a few hundred Red Sox faithful in Chicago (of all places), then you truly understand the heart and soul of Red Sox Nation.
I have only lived in the Boston area for six years – there will come a time when I pack up and depart for another city. But this team has sucked me in and captured my imagination like never before. I’ve seen the trials and tribulations – the ups and downs – of the last six seasons. I screamed in anger at Aaron Fucking Boone’s 11th inning home run last October – and I felt that deep pit of frustration when they Sox fell behind three games against the Yankees. But this team has come back again and again – and now they just need one more win.
There is no where I’d rather be tonight than watching this game with some fellow Sox fans – and I know when they wrap up this series – tonight, tomorrow, or this weekend, I’ll cry – and so will every true Red Sox fan that I know.
I BELIEVE. I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.
Just. One. More. Win.