St Louis MO, Wed Oct 27, 2004 - 10:39pm
The game that changed our collective fandom, marked by a lunar eclipse, and the collective exhale of generations of Sox fans. I remember sitting in front of the projector screen that had the game on in front of me, elbows on knees, hands clinching and my wife sitting beside me with about 0.00004% of the anxiety that I was showing. The final out happens and I give one loud clap and a Ric Flair-esque WOOOOOOOO! The next thing I remember is walking outside and looking up at the moon, the red tint an obvious sign to me that the universe lined this all up for us. Just typing this up even brings a big smile to my face, the three subsequent WS wins are great, but I'll never have the same kind dopamine hit.Swing and a ground ball stabbed by Foulke! He has it, he underhands to first – and the Boston Red Sox are the World Champions! For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox have won baseball's world championship! Can you believe it?