Red Sox win the 2004 World Series
I am blessed with the amount of success that I have witnessed from the Red Sox in my lifetime, but generations before me were not so lucky. Year after year watching the Red Sox lose, fans were practically clawing the eyes out of their sockets.
After dealing Babe Ruth, the most well-known baseball player ever, to the Yankees for some change, fans couldn’t catch a break. Images of Bill Buckner letting a World Series victory go through his legs were engraved in the heads of Sox fans.
All of the suffering came to an end in 2004 after an 86-year drought, or some would say, a curse. After a thrilling ALCS as mentioned beforehand, the Red Sox faced off against the Cardinals for the chance to “reverse the curse,” and that they did in sweeping fashion.
I can’t even guess the amount of times that I have watched the final out of the World Series. With Joe Buck on the call, the final out goes on a loop in my head like a catchy song:
"“Back to Foulke, Red Sox fans have long to hear it. The Boston Red Sox are World Champions.”"
Just three years after, a more seasoned David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez led the team to another World Series. During that championship push, Ramirez had what was the most memorable moment of that season.