Love That Dirty Water

All the trials and tribulations and journeys through the wilds of Ohio? Down 3-1 in enemy territory, and facing elimination with just one loss standing between us and the end of our season? The rally towels snapping against our ears and the constant pounding of the drum in the Jake outfield and the rest of the horrors of the three-game stand in Cleveland? It was all worth it. Because this happened.

And then this happened.

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a better utilization of Bud Light, because hot damn, that’s beautiful.

BOSTON RED SOX
AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2007

Speaking of hot damn- HOT DAMN, that’s awfully sweet sounding.

And as for the hotties? Just kick back, put on the appropriate soundtrack (which I have helpfully provided for you), and peruse through some lovely photos of our boys celebrating amid the champagne and Bud Light and cigars and all the love Fenway could provide.

“Dirty Water” by the Standells:


“Tessie” by the Dropkick Murphys:


And my favorite picture of the bunch- because the look of pure, unadulterated ecstatic joy on Josh Beckett’s face…

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About Texas Gal

Pitched four years for the Philadelphia Athletics, and then played shortstop for seven years for the Montreal Expos. Taught Rickey Henderson to steal a base. Taught Nolan Ryan to throw a punch. Taught Mickey Mantle to drink a beer. Threw one seven-hitter and seven no-hitters. Wonderboy was my creation, and first Jobu shrine was in my locker. Often called "the next Dustin Pedroia". Always wear high socks and eyeblack. Prefer to slide headfirst.

20 thoughts on “Love That Dirty Water

  1. I may or may not have “Dirty Water” as my ringtone.

    I may or may not have done a victory lap around my apartment building. Like, outside. On the sidewalk. And through the parking garage.

    I may or may not have written a very sincere marriage proposal to Dustin Pedroia.

    Regardless… the Sox are in the World Series. Those are the sweetest seven words in history. Other than “Jacoby Ellsbury wants to marry you too.”

  2. Hey Gals, I just wanted to say that althought I dislike the Red Sox, I was actually kind of glad they won. I just imagine that fat Cleveland asshole who shoved you guys at the game…he has to sit and be bitter all winter, and he deserves it.

  3. *does riverdance, not the actual riverdance, because he doesn’t know what it really looks like, but he does it how he imagines it to be, and he’s fucking awesome at it, for some reason*

  4. What an awesome comeback for Boston. What a terrific Game 7. This Yankees fan is truly delighted for these guys! I am so looking forward to the WS now!

  5. I was there, and it was crazy. There was one poor Indians fan in the section next to us (we were in 32, she was in 33) with her Sox-supporting boyfriend who was so sad by the end of the night, but everyone seemed to treat her with respect. The crowd was absolutely on fire from 7:30 straight through Pap’s Riverdance at 12:30, but the vast majority of it was good natured, which made me happy.

    I hated to see the Indians have to come so close since my girlfriend is a Cleveland fan, but you can’t root against your team. Now I hope we dismantle the Rockies.

  6. I am disappointed in how many players wore goggles. With that said, congrats to the Sox. Knowing that Jacoby got covered in champagne is enough to be happy for them.

  7. I cried tears of joy while my friend from Cleveland cried tears of sadness. It was a very somber occasion. I wanted to cheer, I wanted to dance the Riverdance, I wanted to blast “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” but I did not. How could I be so stupid? I will never watch a game 7 with fans of an opposing team ever again.

  8. Clare and Liza –
    Filthy. Good work.

    To all Red Sox fans –
    That was a fun little ALCS you had there. Good luck in the WS; this ought to be a hell of a ride!

  9. i loved drew’s comment about the dance…”at least he had clothes on this time”….I say we start a petition for paps to do the riverdance naked if the sox win the series…

  10. I take that Scattergories comment back. I meant a game of Taboo.

    Oh, I’ll play a game of Taboo with him.

    …wait, you mean that WASN’T a thinly-veiled sexual reference? Um. I’ll just uh, back out of the room nervously mumbling something about “strange crushes” and “Sox closers”…

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