Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe describes it, which is good because I am so giddy I am speechless!
And Mike Lowell is the Series MVP--a great choice! This was a total team effort. The Sox showed they win on power hitting, the showed they can win on extra bases and they showed they can win a pitching duel.
For the second time in four years the Red Sox have won the World Series.
With a 4-3 win over the Rockies in Game 4, the Red Sox have swept their second straight Series, winning eight straight Series games.
Jonathan Papelbon closed it. The final out came on a Seth Smith strikeout swinging.
Jason Varitek had the ball, in case the Hall of Fame is looking for it. He put it in his back pocket as he ran to the mound to celebrate with Papelbon.
That's eight world series games in a row!
And what a great closing game! The Rockies are a team with heart and character. I think the eight day rest really hurt them. You can tell because they really did not run on all cylinders until game three and really began to pull it together tonight. If tonight were game one or two instead of game four, it would have been a very different series. They will be back.
But for now...It's Duck Boat Time!
Congratulations Red Sox--and hooray Red Sox nation! The best team in baseball in 2007 wins the World Series!