Sports fans, perhaps especially Red Sox fans until recently, tend to focus on the bad luck that kept their team from the title: the pebble on the field, the freak injury, the blown call.
It goes the other way, it really does. Even for the Red Sox in the heart of their "almost" years. Not only elements of the catch, but the follow-on. Sure, it is skill and alert baseball. But it could have gone the other way quite easily.
I also wanted to hear Curt's voice again.
In case you are wondering, no I don't know who will start for the Sox on Opening Day, I don't know who is injured, I don't know their lineup, and I don't know what is expected this year. What did those bastards ever do for me anyway?