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First off, thanks so much to all of you guys for the warm welcome back! Now for the sap.

There was a victory parade in Boston today for the Red Sox. It didn't pack the emotional punch of the 2004 celebration, but it was still quite a spectacle.

As some of you might know, my mother died six years ago, around this date. She was a huge Red Sox fan, but sadly never got to see them win it all. So for me, and many, many other people, 2004 was all about the ones who weren't there to celebrate.

Cut to 2007, and here we are again. As I said, the series and the win didn't have the same effect on me as 2004. Until I was on the T yesterday and saw this headline:

I got all choked up, remembering my mother and realizing how lucky we are as sports fans here in Boston to see a repeat of something many of us never thought we'd see once.

So here's to the Red Sox. And to my mother and father. And to Caroline (who did at least get to see them win it once).

Date: 2007-10-31 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badtyler.livejournal.com
And here's to you!

I do know (sort of) what that's like. When my father passed away, one of the things that really bothered me was that he never got to see the Knicks win the NBA Championship one more time. I had my fingers crossed, but... I'm still blaming Pat Riley for that one.

So-- a toast to those that we miss, because missing someone is a way to remember them.

I think my attempt at profound prose hasn't quite worked out. I should be sleeping!

*exits in a rather groggy manner*

Date: 2007-10-31 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbm-citygirl.livejournal.com
I was meeting with my manager out here in San Francisco when he went online to see the news today and saw the photos of the parade. His first comment was "No wonder I can't get anyone in Boston to return an email" :D

My dad was a huge baseball fan. Cincinnati Reds, which never really made a lot of sense to me as he was from the south and had never lived in Ohio, but whatev. But whenever I go to a game or see something about baseball I always think of him.

Congratulations UV

Date: 2007-10-31 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theholyinnocent.livejournal.com
Hear, hear. I'm sorry your mom did not get to see the Sox win it all. (My mother died around this time of year too, so as much as I love the season, it is bittersweet.) But at least you're here, to savor it all for her.

Get used to winning...didn't you know? The Sox are now the Yankees. And the Yankees are now the Marlins!

Date: 2007-10-31 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sravenk.livejournal.com
Here's to your mom and dad, your friend and to you, too! You're here to savor the victory for her and you get to remember her at the same time. {{hugs}}

Date: 2007-10-31 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mantaraggio.livejournal.com
Here's to your mom and dad, and also to the Red Sox, who I support as long as the Mets are already knocked out of the running. Plus, they were really cute this year. Pedroia, mmmmmmm.

Date: 2007-10-31 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] testa-dura.livejournal.com

That was such a sad, sweet post -- I hope you can also remember all the good times you had with your mom though your current sadness is understandable and unavoidable. I'm sure she's hosting her second big party in heaven, though.



Well, when you put it like that...

Date: 2007-11-04 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frailingminda.livejournal.com
::temporarily leaves off mourning for Torre::

Here's to you, your mom and dad, and Caroline! And to...your team, too.

I really, really missed you, you know?


Date: 2007-11-08 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
I'm so happy you saw this post and commented. Even if you are a Yankee fan. Are you? :)

I'm happy Torre is out of the insane asylum. He was looking pretty weary there by the end. I know my mother would be happy he stood up for himself. One of her most confounding characteristics was her ability to root for the Yankees!

And you know, I really, really miss you, too. I lurk at SZ and think of saying something every now and then, but I don't. Not sure why.

We need to find Xara and Fran and KimLee and have a nostalgia night!

I hope all is well. And thanks for the gracious congrats. And for just saying hi!
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