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In the aftermath.......
Some sort of post-traumatic syndrome has crept over me. Or post-something syndrome. I dont know, but its starting to set in. I don't think it will set in that the Red Sox actually won until they hoist the banners and dish out the big fat rings on opening day with none other than the Yankees at Fenway Park. It will be perfect. I can't wait to see the camera pan slowly across the faces of the Yankees as the Red Sox accept those rocks.
I also know I'm not the first to say this, but in the aftermath, my thoughts inevitably go out to Cubs fans worldwide. To all my friends in Chicago, I'm sorry. There is a pretty good chance that the "Curse" talk will only get louder and louder as the Cubs continue to add years to their World Series drought. It's a shame, it really is, and it starts to piss you off after awhile.
Curses and other such mularkey make easy columns for sportswriters, and there are plenty of fans who lap it up like stray cats. The endless references, video clips, sound bytes, and snide comments. I'm so glad I never have to hear it again, and I think there is a good chance all that nonsense starts to shift to Cubs fans.
On another note, I'll probablly take a quick breather from writing on baseball now. Not long, and I wont be going away from baseball at all. I'll still be getting my fix of the offseason moves, mostly Red Sox for now, and I can finally start getting excited about the second undefeated season in the history of the NFL.
In a week or so, maybe two, I'll probablly start throwing in my half-cent on the hotstove season. It's like a drug, this game, and you didn't really think I could stay away long, did you?