Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Congratulations 2008 Red Sox

Human beings resist change, and generally acclimate themselves quickly to the situations in which they find themselves. The results of this vary. Sometimes, people will accept bad situations as they are rather than fighting to change them. And sometimes, people will get jaded by good fortune, accepting that the good times are what they should expect, and not getting the enjoyment from them that they probably should.

When I was growing up, the Boston Red Sox made it to the post-season in 1967, 1975, and 1986. About once per decade. Once there, they lost, generally painfully. And we accepted that that was the way that things should be.

Well, things aren't that way anymore, and there's a risk of, as I say, becoming jaded. It is therefore important to remind ourselves, as Red Sox fans, that we need to celebrate the good times. They will not last forever.

So congratulations to the 2008 Boston Red Sox, who have just clinched a playoff berth with their 5-4 win over Cliff Lee and the Cleveland Indians. Boston is going to the playoffs for the second straight year, the fifth time in the last six seasons, and the 7th time in the last 11 years. That's quite an achievement...

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