Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

I love a parade!

Mike Lowell waving at us!!! (With Alex Cora)  Taken by me! 

I have two bosses. The one who went to Colorado and so graciously sent me something to post here, and the other, who has been sending me Red Sox stuff via email for the past week or so and ‘debriefed’ with me every morning after each game. Yesterday, I went into work early (and left early for the parade!) and my second boss, pretty much, didn’t expect me to do anything but talk about the Red Sox. So, yes, I realize how special I have it. 🙂

Yesterday was great. Lots of screaming (I feel like I’ve smoked a pack of cigarettes and I don’t smoke!) and just general merry-making. I’ll have a detailed ‘report’ of the events of the day later on tonight, but, for now, I just have to say thank you to my friends Kelly and Cindy for being so much fun (and so crazy with me)! We had a blast – and we even got ourselves on Kyle Snyder’s video (hey, it helps when you bring a poster-sized version of a picture of the guy!).

The dinks on Comcast Sports Net were complaining about the Rolling Rally being ‘done’ and saying the Sox should stop at a designated place and ‘talk’ like the Patriots did. I have to disagree. First off, the Sox have only done this twice…it’s way too soon for it to be ‘old’. And did you see how many people were at City Hall Plaza, even though they knew the Sox weren’t going to stop and ‘talk’? Luckily, Kelly scoped out a spot for us on Boylston Street where the crowd was only two deep (and we were right in front at the barriers!) so we didn’t have to deal with the insane amount of people who came out for this thing. It was great to see all of the red in the city, though, and it was especially satisfying to see all the "Don’t Sign ARod" and "Sign Mike Lowell" signs and t-shirts. Way to come through, Nation!

I’m sore, I’m tired, and I just want to sleep for about three days. That won’t be happening, though, as today ‘real life’ kicks back in. No complaints from me. Spending the fall and winter warm with the knowledge that our boys did it again will keep me going!

Man, I can’t wait to buy the dvd set. 🙂


October 31, 2007 - Posted by | Woo-Hoo!


  1. Congrats, Cyn! What a great win for your team. I’m happy that you’ve gotten to do so much celebrating! My daughter’s going trick-or-treating as Bronson Arroyo tonight…a little bit of Boston in Cincy (as I still think Bronson feels like the Sox are his team)!

    Comment by Kristine | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  2. I was thinking of you yesterday. So glad you guys got a good spot and had so much fun. I can’t wait to see all the pictures.

    Comment by Cruiser | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  3. Cyn, Thanks for another great season of blogging. It’s hard to get much info on the BoSox in Louisiana and your site is a great way to keep up with all the latest news and such. Congrats to the city of Boston for another championship and I can’t wait till the start of spring training. Now, we just need management to sign Lowell. Have a great offseason!

    Comment by Randy | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  4. I envy you for being able to go. Despite of the fact that I live dead on the parade route, I couldn’t go. It would’ve been wicked awesome view from my apartment as it’s on the top floor…..

    Comment by Japanese Masshole | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  5. This will just never get old for me. Nancy and I were right at the rail in front of the baseball tavern and it was such a rush. I felt about 12 years old again watching those boats go by. Know what you mean about the sore throat…It was great to see those guys relaxed and happy and enjoying the fans and the win. They worked so hard to get there and I am just so proud to be a Red Sox fan. We went over to Fenway to watch the boats unload, and they were all so great to the fans there as well. Jacoby high fiving the crowd…Manny…he is just like possessed all of a sudden and in love with the fans. You couldn’t believe some of the stuff he was yelling into that mike…it was a day to remember, and now….I am going to sleep until February.

    Comment by Dori | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  6. Whoo Hoo for you! A special time for all Sox fans and I think it’s just that you were there with friends enjoying the triumph of a great season. Kudo’s to your employers for giving you such freedom to enjoy and participate in it.I was not there yesterday, but my oldest daughter was. I got several text messages from her and she said that she’d never seen anything quite like it in her whole life. At 20 years old, I guess that’s true. Her favorite player is Papelbon and her reasons are because he’s spontaneous, free from prohibition and can pitch like nobodies business. I thik she has it right.We had trick or treaters last night. A little kid came dressed as a Sox player, wearing a batting helmet backwards. After he took his booty, I asked him what Sox player was he? He looked straight at me as if I was totally stupid and said without flinching; Tek!It’s a great time to be a Sox fan.Looking forward to the pics, Beazer…

    Comment by Tru | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  7. Cyn, can I tell you how jealous I am you live in Boston and get to experience all this live and in person? Look forward to the pictures.Using the word dink in your post?::thumbs up::

    Comment by Ted D | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  8. I am so glad you got to go and had such a fabulous time! Can’t wait to see ALL the pics!What a glorious end to a glorious season!

    Comment by Varitekchick | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  9. I remember my experience at the 2004 WS parade. it was surreal. we were all soaking wet and didnt care. we waited from 5:30am till the parade came by…within minutes it was over. was it worth it?? HELL YAH. Glad ya got to experience another one. and yes. I cant wait till pics come out

    Comment by Tex19 | November 1, 2007 | Reply

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