(By Baxie) As I’m sure you know Saturday was the Red Sox rolling rally through the streets of Boston which, of course, was in celebration of the Red Sox gloriously capturing their first World Series title at home in 95 years and their third World Series Championship in a decade. Oh sure. It was a spectacle. It was a thrilling celebration. And no, I did not attend. Why? Was it the crowd? Was it the lack of affordable parking? Was it the long lines for the T at Riverside or at Newton Station? Was it the unsolvable traffic? No. It was none of these things.
I missed the Rolling Rally, because I had more important things to do. I was busy watching what I believe was the most exciting sports event of the year–even topping the Red Sox winning the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in 6 games. Which thrilling sporting event was it? Well, I don’t mean to brag but the reason I was unable to attend the Red Sox rolling rally was because 9-year old Kate Baxendale was too busy winning the junior girls U-10 soccer championships this weekend. Yeah that’s right. While there were nothing but smelly drunk guys lining the streets of Boston on Saturday–I was routing for Kate and the blue team during the playoffs. The winner of that team would face the red team on Sunday for the championships–which they did.
Kate’s outstanding play at defense led the blue team to victory over the girls on the red team–who in fairness played one heck of a game. I’m not going to sit here and gloat. But I do believe that the final score was a defensive shut out, 1-0. So you may take your rolling rally, your overpriced parking, your drunken crowd, and the non-stop playing of certain Neil Diamond classics. I was busy trying to stay warm during one of the most exciting girls U-10 soccer game that I have ever seen. We then got in the car and started our own rolling rally back home so that the Soccer champ could finish cleaning her room. Because that’s what champions do!