I believe that sometimes a sports team can embody the spirit of its people. That unknowingly, they can take on the characteristics of a nation, a city or in our case, even a special needs family.
That this collection of misfits, a ragtag group of introverts should win the 2013 World Series, is to me, an inspirational, and somewhat symbolic feat.
I believe that when you assemble a group of selfless individuals from all over the world who share a love for the game and a talent for baseball and provide these humble players with calm and assertive leadership (Farrell), an inspirational role model (Ortiz) and a pretty damn good reason to win (the Marathon bombing), you can achieve the Tao of baseball, a magical combination of elements that come together to inspire a people.
When a team like this wins the World Series, it is truly something special.
Once again, I would like to devote this post to my father, a true Red Sox fan and devout follower who faithfully supported his team despite the 86 years of championship drought. He never got a chance to see his beloved team win a World Series title.
I love you Dad and hope you were watching!
And of course, let this victory be a healing tribute to all the victims of the Marathon bombing, a shining validation that there is no place in this world for hatred.
Congratulations to the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Champions
A heart-felt thank you to the talented and classy St Louis Cardinals for a series filled with many memorable moments.