I just came across some photos from the WS Parade back in '04 - close to Halloween?
We were at the tail end of the parade, right near the point where the D-Boats floated away and, you know, just like the 2,999,999 other kids I was screaming out the players' names with no reaction. Like Pokey Reese isn't by that time sick of waving politely every time some red-faced nut in Mardi Gras beads orgiastically screams his name.
But I saw bullpen coach Euclides Rojas and I thought, well, here's a guy who's not getting a lot of love because who even knows who he is?
EUKY!!!!!!!!!!!! got me the famous double-point.
I'm going to host a cable access special called "Red Sox WS Parade Memories" and it will be 24 hours long and every guest I have will tell the same story..."I got up SO early... hadn't gotten much sleep, thank god for the good folks at Dunkin' Donuts but I knew I had to see this for my dead relatives and my kids and..."