Struck him out! 6-to-1. You won.
Beat the 1-in-25 pre-season odds
the denunciation of pundits and fans
my own renunciation. World Champs.
Boston Strong. For 178 games
the announcer has asked: Can you
Eighteen million watched this finale.
Some paid eighteen thousand to sit
in the Park where Ruth played. What haunted
for nearly a century — the curse
of the Bambino and Popeye’s Chicken —
has been exorcised. This is our
Tomorrow is Halloween. Amid
the ghosts and goblins, some
will wear obscure beards and dress
in white shirts with scarlet numerals:
34, 15 maybe even 41. Right now
it’s midnight, time to tip my hat
and hang it carefully on the rack.
— Don McLagan