Bob Ryan sums it all up:
Before looking into the cultural and sociological ramifications of all this, let’s step back for a minute and remind ourselves what this is all about.
It’s about baseball.
This is not the Boston Symphony whipping the St. Louis Symphony. This is not about Mass. General taking out Barnes-Jewish. This is not about chowdah getting the measure of toasted ravioli.
This is about the Boston Red Sox having a better baseball team than the New York Yankees. This is about the Boston Red Sox having a better baseball team than the St. Louis Cardinals. This is about the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since 1918, having the best baseball team in the world.
And, while I didn’t say so in my post last night, when I was still just dealing with the sheer delight and shock of joy, best of luck to the Yankees and the Cardinals and all the other teams next year. Cause, as every Boston fan knows, there’s *always* next year.