October 27, 2004
World Series Win
For 86 years they called the Red Sox “cursed.” I was such a new addition to the ball club that I didn’t couldn’t really get a feeling for that “curse.” What I mean is that winning the world series in 2004 was so meaningful for me because it was my first, but I can’t begin to think of how much it meant to the people who’ve been riding with the Sox since they were kids. This was so much bigger than I could have imagined. Besides all that talk about the “curse” winning my first series with the Red Sox was special because on paper we weren’t the most talented. We weren’t all All-Stars. But what made the magic was the way everyone stepped up and made it happen. I’ll never forget that 2004 team.