I adore Stephen King.
But, as an Angels fan, I abhor the Boston Red Sox :)
With a *passion!*
However, I really liked the book King co-authored with Stewart O'Nan.
Called FAITHFUL, it's a great read for (general) baseball fans who want to know about the 2004 Boston Red Sox season that ended up with a World Series win.
Of course, if you're a Red Sox fan, this is a must buy.
I have to give it to the two authors: King and O'Nan absolutely nailed it when they picked 2004 as the year to write about.
It had only been 86 years since the Red Sox last won the World Series... who could have known :)
Just so we're clear, I am soooo not a fan of the Red Sox.
The only time I ever went to Fenway Park was May 5, 2011.
My beloved LA Angels whupped the BoSox 11-0 and it was nearly - *nearly* - embarrassing to wear my #15 SALMON jersey.
(Can I chuck a yuk! yuk! in here:)
However, all joking aside, I am hoping, praying and aBsolutely willing the Red Sox to win the World Series this coming week.
And, it's got nothing to do with beating their opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cards are a fantastic team and they deserve to win (they beat the LA Dodgers:) but I hope they won't - this year.
This Boston Strong tribute >> video << which I've had above my profile since the end of April (where it will remain until Patriot's Day, 2014,) tells the story from inside Fenway Park and its fans. It's amazing... especially as...
...I'm not a Marine.
...I'm not a Sailor, Airman, Army grunt or Coastie.
I am, however, a silly, stupid-why-am-I-doing-this (again) runner...
... and Boston has always been - and always will be - my "holy grail" of marathons.
This year, I'll complete Honolulu for my tenth and final marathon, so my heart and T-shirt will be all about Boston.
I am so happy the World Series is coming back to Boston...
...Let the roars of a united city sound loud.
Be Strong, Boston.
And don't for a single moment think you are EVER alone...