Oct 31, 2013|
Butch takes a look at the significance of the Red Sox 2013 Championship in the context of Boston’s decade of dominance. He also continues the celebration deep into Halloween morning.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Never has any Red Sox player. Had sold few hits. In a World Series that meant so much since Bernie carbo. Shane Victorino. With the bases clearing double in the clinching game six that basically put the dagger in right away. In this game. You'd like to call up and talk about it its past 3 am now leading up to Dennis and Callahan they'll start at 6 AM on Butch Stearns the number call is 617. 77979237. If you are driving around in or -- home finally you'd like texting and the number to text on the eighteenth -- text line. -- 37937. Also a couple of things on Twitter I wanna point out. -- go to text line first. Babe Ruth butch and I'm sure a few more 13 rings of the Red Sox and in 191516. And eighteen and I'm sure won a tour around and twelve in this 14 -- OK -- probably right. So I'm probably wrong when I said David she's the first Red Sox player. To win three championship rings and a Red Sox uniform solemn man that in my lifetime definitely and in modern day. Since 1918. I would say that David Ortiz is the only one I know it has three Red Sox championship -- either way I think raise. Point is a good one is David Ortiz. Go down now is one of the greatest players in Red Sox history yet. He's sitting at the table in that discussion of who's on the mount Rushmore is no doubt about it in -- Red Sox uniform. Debate that he'd like. Now it says I asked if if I'm missing anything with how. The crowds celebrated. Texture says I'm an officer who just left Boston we worked on Brookline have the crowds were great no arrests everybody was lost. Great to hear. By the Texas can we -- move on to football and basketball season now -- really. You're diehard. Football and basketball fan. Gee you'd like you just don't even wanna celebrate his championship. -- Texas or shoppers kept in -- says good morning butch yeah my good friends over choppers cafe we do our fantasy. Baseball draft here the year. It starts like 10 am and ends like ten -- But it's always fun. Odd couple of -- tweets of love Twitter for so many reasons here is 3 o'clock in the morning you can even dawn on me because. Seems like such a lifetime ago that I was a full time member of the card carrying member of the free loading media but they're all driving home from Fenway now and they're -- -- out before they leave unless they have other follow up stories to write. And so they're tweeting out Mike Komansky still up celebrating a Red Sox World Series win at which turns taking your calls -- 6 AM. Thanks for getting us all home porch. Tweed -- Mott said look forward to listening to your show tomorrow. You guys will be bleary eyed and -- to DO. Kevin Paul DuPont kind of humorous tweet he -- out earlier Ted delighted to hear total pro Butch Stearns wrap up the Bruins win. On WBI overnight. Any it was a two game series when he said that he was amiss tight or miss tweet. Because some retreated back instead I thought they lost an encampment treated exit wall I meant Sox Bruins did lose by a score of three to two and then nom. Interstate also Michael Silberman -- notes and pictures. If you if you're just started to join Twitter. Just search hash tag Red Sox or -- following some of the local guys and you'll see videos and pictures and all the stuff before it gets insist. Really the only way to go he can get and all the publications but. It really is where it sat. And who treated -- so I'm trying to find Scott law ever -- believe. Tweet it out at 2:48 AM. That Ryan Dempster was on the mound at Fenway pitching to family members. How cool is that after you win the World Series. So right back to the calls we go lines are lit up let's go to Jeff in Attleboro Jeff thanks for. Hang in on what's on your mind this morning a law. They just turn your radio down. And asked -- on -- just hung on a long time let's go to Mike in Connecticut hello Michael. I did our area could be a discount on all in my driveway -- that the game tonight possibly greatest nights of my life he just drove home to Connecticut. Yeah eastern Connecticut a lose my right side -- there actually a girl I gotta be open to a go to each school. While -- -- we wouldn't want to grade would where he tees. Great six down and not north don't think Connecticut or foxwoods casino and -- my kids tonight and they stay up watching game no matter what their parents CC and talk about the game in class tomorrow you better. Yet so I'll lean in that Italy has to understate the most it. And you know other it adds an education my friend I'm yeah I don't get spoiled date. I grew up in the eighties so -- suffered through -- I suffered a Grady Little. And these kids don't do that my -- these days they don't know anything other I'm dynasty reds are right I have. Seventh grader and she's twelfth. And she's you know she's lived through she was too young for some of them. Think about twelve years she's lived through twelve championship runs. And she's out now about here a parade. These kids respond to the you know what I'm I'm all right -- month old son and I'm article hinting they are. So Mike let me ask -- question you seemed to have a good perspective on -- -- also in touch with young people -- -- teachers sixth -- what what does this this one. Mean to you for someone I can understand but that lived through it the Bucky Dent all that what does this one. The Red Sox winning a third championship in ten years eight in their lifetime what does this win mean to you. This is. You know -- special they're but he and I want -- It's special because it's -- the first time that I have been able to relax. And like what music comes on victory now comes to -- everything going to be all right the Yankees banned. Now it -- I don't I don't want to offend people but I mean I feel like I was Inky and so lake. Tudor dynasty years where there's that in the nineties or orbit I see it at where that where we can just relax we know things can turn out all right. It's strange appeal. But that's a that's a big every tonight and he turned to me when I was six not been. And he said. I think they're gonna win Gasol again oh -- -- that way you know of course we're still learning to feel confident as Red Sox. -- that's it to be very interesting perspective on your part I think it's very perceptive because I'll put myself in that category I'm still learning. As a guy in his fifties. Who I'm still -- at least -- -- just thought I'm still learning Mike. To two it's not that I expect the other shoe to drop that that left you know for. But I'm still learning to expect the best to be the eternal optimist. And expect the best in these situations I did think once Victorino hit like I did think that the cardinals just wouldn't rally. And come back -- -- it as it longtime Red Sox and I couldn't say it was over. I couldn't say game over not to look at me like 6 not now I am learning that -- You know a moment maybe I know we'll take up tonight when. You know came out and we saw Lackey was in the -- in the last I I Grady Little for a moment there tonight when Angela Lackey try to finish that inning. But you know that no harm done. -- but yet that's that's what I wanna do. About -- you guys are talking about the mount Rushmore. Red Sox players were about mount Rushmore. Of Red Sox manager said we just witness the best men season minarets side. Move. Stats -- good question. I would think it has to go up there Dick Williams and in and even though they win it Dick Williams and 67 is always considered. One of the our greatest because of the impossible dream but again Farrell in his first year. Does with Dick Williams does does take a team that had the very low expectations. Goes from worst to first and wins so. Arab he's on the mount Rushmore. You know Terry Francona managed nine years took in the playoffs -- six times won two World Series. I know people immediately want Francona fans want to discredit that it was all mobile I'm sorry than what you judge a manager. Winning and losing and winning championships and getting to the playoffs so. Barrels in that discussion I don't know but the greatest ever. But I don't know what's in one of the greatest seasons ever that's for sure. Robert dole in Springfield how -- you my friend. I've done good of course won the World Series. Blatant -- that now I know. I'm glad that you have a quick question because I'm I'm I'm bitterly so young. That I watch sports on 992000. Polled are and that I thought about it. I'm not yet. I want that you. What the patriots are I don't. -- I understand that what the gracious and -- thought that -- -- -- you don't be a special. And -- their best but I don't have to believe in my heart of the -- is run I've -- looking gore and I got you. And the beginning of the season. -- read that inlet and battle for a second and -- I'm not gonna cut -- sugar coat it you know I don't lie about it. I'm really that I'm about such and I'm really that are really not ever going to be. And just now right now great natural I don't I wanna know -- thought about that don't well. I have 353. Thoughts about the only one patriots to your question my first one is for you if you're 25 you were a lot like twelve. A thirteen when they won that so I don't you have to have any memories about the one patriots coach Kevin and. Oh yeah W all of never got that -- I think you know I wouldn't call what I am well -- -- -- and I. Jamal Lewis on Mo Lewis -- and then yeah so but but if you're asking me that -- -- let me ask you let me just turn the question around what. What was the only patriots for you all about as a teen age. I'd be the -- pictures. I mean from our dialogue about it again and that's a bit. They are and arrogant and special the year you know I don't watch them and then lastly when you're thirteen and -- but again what else I'd -- -- you -- my Boston not knowing that teams and I didn't and they're gonna. Your shares at 25 year old now on a decade later and after watching all these championships. Your season -- you're asking me my perspective on whether this was better. That's for your hand OK so I'll answer to your -- to this way. This wasn't better it was different from me and I'll tell you why reason old one was better or was different was because it started at all. Like to pay the patriots just like these team we didn't expect anything were five and eleven under Belichick -- questioned whether Belichick was the right got to take over anyway. When he stepped to the podium at his press conference we are like wives. Business around the same time when Rick Pitino took over the Celtics in all my goodness they brought the banners down sat read at a lower -- the coronation of king Richard that was big -- is the next thing of the championships in Boston and Dallas checked so so that was totally unexpected. Is 9/11 but to me it was it wasn't necessarily better it was completely different because it started. This whole thing so this is a little different. Because. There's been so many runs but that doesn't take away from it from me this was unexpected. It is baseball. There's always the baseball football debate in this town but I think baseball because. There's a 162 games it's a longer run and you're always say and on the next road trip they're gonna lose it in the next month they're gonna lose it. Yet at the downside coach of the debate about me is that. I would stop for some reason -- comedy -- -- -- -- -- you know that the Bob Papa doubt that they can appeal the fans reacted to our base while he went down a sudden I'm in no way. This is always going to be no matter what I think it'll be based Molotov. Well I'll tell you let's say this for -- although in the argument of the baseball or football town now it's three to three. It used to well all I'm I'm serious think about it -- for the caller -- it used to be. -- the football people would arguably you know they've won three. Championships and now the football people would argue had been a five Super Bowls. Well from baseball person I want to argue that this is a baseball -- Well they've only been three championships because what they have lost any. So. I mean look nobody outside of Boston wants heroes nobody. Mean please you know we know she's -- expression is saying our first rodeo guess what we put on the rodeos. That's what we do we orchestrate the rodeos Joseph McCarthy Joseph what's on your -- this morning. Much that he thought the yeah YouTube -- drive you drive at all and I thought I'd like. Romania. And that angle back that it it usually not around a great my goodness with the stars in the back. Talk about politics don't you are promising me so -- -- a lot. What are you are you going on your way to work are you coming home -- Wear you all my body to go on Google might. Well yeah but I mean I don't it just. 70 the rate that would change. And that's about eleven really shot in the what I read the -- all the blog and I really clean out that look at that apartment that Japanese. I couldn't believe I -- An example of a wake me up the summit that during. It's like the -- two guys. And you know the world is. In all you got Napoli and it got that victory awhile yet. The sick these seventeen. In the chemistry that it. And you know look I don't want that on just one thing. In -- -- -- a. That -- good perspective I like it joke I'd be seen in my perspective since with the same made somebody asked me early this morning. They said. What if they win it tonight. What will how you know how do you categorize this one how would be different and I said well this is my answer is sort of the same thing use a little differently though. In my Red Sox lifetime. I was seven in 1967 so like I did live. But I didn't understand it you know I I just knew my dad took me to like five games that year I remember being an and the first base. On deck circle and senior as his number eight and was bigger than life but so -- But I didn't have the misery that you're so in my Red Sox life -- the defining moments there were five of them. Leading up to all four and they all ended in defeats 67 was remarkable but they lost. 75. Was the year you know pudge and all those guys leaking on to lighten everybody. But they you know -- this home run was the final and they lost 78 was Bucky Dent. Right eighty sixers Bill Buckner and then all three was Grady Little and Pedro so here's here's how I look at characterizing this championship now. -- for knocked off all three. Right 07 knocked off. -- 86. And Bill Buckner. And this one knocks off Bucky Dent so right now get two more to go to get rid of the reds and 75. And get rid of 67 okay that's life. All adults and don't want things helping out apple re showing. It's suddenly -- Well yeah and the tigers and round in a bit. Why not let you report it. Don't forget that will develop but look well like I bought it not. Yeah that was a hard eight but I don't know off all right that we got no right. It actually got to win six then how's that. Drive save. Drive saved my friend. If it's not celebrate -- championship. I mean anything we say isn't right or wrong it's just it's a championship. What are they doing in New York right now. And New York my good -- dryness ultimately used to record fox networks -- fox five New York. All of them pretty nasty message tonight he's been avoiding calling me back and I said look. Just because you're avoiding this phone call doesn't mean you can avoid the inevitable. Attack -- Sox right now. Okay. And we're about celebratory parade in the last eleven years is always the jets. And is always a break in here is right now on the legal right back to your calls Jim Damon Walter you're up next on WB yeah.
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