Was the 2013 World Series better than 2004?
BOSTON (WHDH) -- They call Boston title town for a reason, since 2008 local teams have won a total of 8 championships and at least one in each of the four major sports.
The Red Sox count for three of them, in 2004 they beat the Cardinals, in 2007 they won over the Colorado Rockies and this year it was the Cardinals again that were runner up.
But fans are split as to which championship was their favorite.
“I would tip the scales toward this year because nobody expected it,” one fan said.
“I love this team; they’re a lot of fun. But ’04 will always hold a place in my heart,” Rachel Johnson said.
In 2004 the Sox broke the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and in 2013 they went from worst to first while remaining Boston strong.
“This season’s definitely more heartfelt. It’s just amazing after the Boston Marathon and all the contributions that the team did,” Deann Sweeney said.
There are also the players, in 2004 Pedro and Manny were having fun winning and there was Curt Shilling’s bloody sock. In 2013, the ‘Fear the Beard’ team was made up of David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and David Ross along with their bearded brethren.
“Winning this World Series is special; I think it might be the most special out of all the World Series I have been part of,” Ortiz said.