The Red Sox vanquished America's Sweetheart tonight at Fenway Park, to win their third World Series in the past 10 years. But this was the first World Series Boston iced in Boston since 1918. How long ago was 1918? Here are all the things that have happened since then:
1. The New York Yankees won 40 pennants and 27 World Series titles.
2. Women's suffrage, the jazz age, prohibition, the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Dust Bowl, world war, the rise of television, the rise of flight, the Cold War, the nuclear age dawned, satellites were launched, Billy Joel was born, more war, Motown, "I have a dream," Watergate, Nintendo, human-aided climate change, the Berlin Wall, freedom spread and contracted, another Yankees dynasty, Google, smart phones, the NBA put a team in Oklahoma.
We're inclined to let Bostonians savor this one. Their dues have been paid in full.