I'm gonna keep this brief, because I don't want that picture of Papelbon's half-man, half-frog victory leap to move too far down the page, but I completely whiffed on a hugely significant aspect of the Sox' win.
My father's 61st birthday was yesterday, October 29. Papelbon's series-clinching fastball hit Jason Varitek's glove at 12:05 am, EST on October 29. I'm so totally absolved from having to get my Dad a birthday present, which is nice, because I was having a hard time finding a Red Sox tie that lights up.
I'll also be live-blogging the Sox' victory parade this afternoon*. So you've got that to look forward to.
* - Not true. Live-blogging takes too much effort for too little entertainment value. You can thank me later.