The Boston Red Sox claimed their third World Series championship of the post-Woodrow Wilson years as they sent the Cardinals back to St. Louis in a 6-1 Game 6 victory late Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
In the tradition of local tavern keeper ‘Nuf Ced McGreevey,’ one victorious Boston fan let slip a bit too much enthusiasm for Boston’s Channel 7.
The Red Sox made great strides Wednesday in establishing the credibility of Ban Johnson’s upstart American League, which challenged the National League champions to a best-of-seven “World Series” this month that was played in both Boston and St. Louis.
The St. Louis Nine pushed the series to six games, but ultimately faltered in the crisp New England cold at the hand of closer Koji Uehara, a secret weapon that previously played organized baseball in the Orient.
David Ortiz was named World Series Most Valuable Player, succeeding in 11 of his 16 at-bats during the Series.
Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes broke the all-time record for ugliest outfielder to compete in a World Series at Fenway Park, surpassing Carl Yastremski.
Boston fans have announced plans to celebrate by agitating outside Fanueil Hall and placing a beer helmet on the statue of James Michael Curley.
Update for Red Sox fans: Bush 2, Obama 1.