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The Boston Red Sox became the 2013 World Champions of Major League Baseball last night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, winning game six of the best-of-seven-game World Series.

While this is the third World Series win for the Red Sox in a decade, it is the first time that the team has clinched at home in Fenway Park since 1918 when, as Tim McCarver pointed out during the broadcast last night, Babe Ruth was brought into the game in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement.

The win capped off an emotional season for the Red Sox, a team that began the year as a marked underdog, and for Boston, where the bombings during the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and more than 250 injured left the city quite literally shell-shocked. "Boston Strong" then became a catch-phrase that seemed to energize and focus both the city and the team, which seemed ever more convinced, with every passing day, that in the words of the Bob Markey song that echoed around Fenway every night, "every little thing gonna be all right!"
KC's View:
Last night, watching the game and feeling good about the Sox (while simultaneously feeling bad for the Cardinals and especially for my friend Joanie Taylor), I could not help but think of the great line uttered by the late Robert B. Parker: "Baseball is the most important thing that doesn't matter."

Can I get an "Amen"?