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Friday, October 29, 2004

Red Sox rally watch.

'World Champs' banner on the Massachusetts Statehouse: AP Photo/Lisa PooleLunchtime blogging on Day Three of the New Era: The Dropkick Murphys are performing on a stage in front of the Massachusetts State House outside my office for a quickly growing crowd of jubilant Red Sox fans. Five guys have pulled up the "Go Sox!" banner that has hung from the State House for the past two weeks, and are positioned to unfurl a new congratulatory banner. Two Air Force jets fly overhead. My Boston Globe "Let's Go Sox" sign is in the window facing the crowd. Some guy is waving a green and yellow broom in the air! And now there's the "World Champs" banner unfurling down the front of the State House, introduced by "Catcher's Mitt" Romney, who's now declaring the week of October 20th "Red Sox Week. (And there was much rejoicing.) And now Romney introduces Jason Varitek. (Guy with broom is waving madly.) And now MVP Manny gives a good word to much rejoicing, and then turns it back over to the new Speaker of the House, who blathers on as any of us would do: "Reverse the curse! Etc." And now it's the Dropkick Murphys again. For once, those of us who work near the State House can listen to bagpipes accompanied by electric bass and drums; usually it's just police bagpipers playing the same-old same-old. Life is good in the New Era.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 29 October 2004 at 12:18 PM

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Bob Smietana:

October 29, 2004 01:40 PM | Permalink for this comment


As a Red Sox fan who landed in the Midwest, I covet your office view. (Oops, not supposed to do that.)

Still thinking about sitting on my grandfather's knee and watching the Sox, and hearing those words, "Maybe this year."

My kids and I did a dance around the family room when the game was finally over.

Bob Smietana:

October 29, 2004 01:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

BTW, our friends over at the Revealer did not believe--they're Yankee fans.


October 29, 2004 04:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

The guy with the broom? A sweep, of course! (And I was thinking that it was just some Sox-loving groundskeeper . . .)

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