Monday, November 01, 2004

Home Again

We are back, unpacked in record time, and full of thoughts about Ireland.

But first the Boston Red Sox. Congratulations to Mark, Tom, and the rest of the Red Sox Nation on The Magnificent Win. There wasn't much in the Irish press about the playoffs except the bare final scores and not much more about the series. Needless to say, I didn't see any of it.

We left on the 17th of October. The Yankees having won the first three games in the play-offs at that point, the only thing for it was to flee the country. At 5:15 the plane took off and the 4th game of the play-offs against the Yankees began. Boston never lost another game. So perhaps the Babe wasn't to blame at all. Perhaps the secret all along was to get me out of the country. If anyone would like to test the theory next year, let me know and I'll let you know the address to which you can send the plane tickets.