Thursday, October 31, 2013

Congratulations Red Sox

As a baseball fan, I would like to congratulate the Boston Red Sox as 2013 World Series champions.  While I was watching the postseason unfold, I could not help but think that the Red Sox winning it all was meant to be.

From the day of the bombings, the team and city seemed to rally around each other and have that never give up attitude.  Be Boston Strong.  Just about every Red Sox hitter was struggling at the plate during the playoffs at one point, but when a hit was needed, someone delivered.  Then another Red Sox delivered after going for 0-8 or similar just before delivering in the clutch.  And then another.  It all added up to a championship on the home turf, so near to where the bombings took place.

In honor of their championship, I will share their anthem.  Casual baseball fans would think that it is Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", which is played at each home game.  The Red Sox team anthem is actually "Tessie".   The origin goes back over hundred years.  To learn more about it, here is the background of the song and the Royal Rooters.

And here is the song which was remade by the group, Dropkick Murphy's:

And this song is played immediately after each win at Fenway Park. So, this is also fitting.

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