Yes, I know every Red Sox fan who has a blog has posted about this today, but after 86 years of futility and heart break I think it'll be OK if I weigh in with my two cents.
5 years ago today, the Red Sox did the impossible. Down 0-3 to their most hated rival, they came back and did what no team has EVER done. 5 years ago the Sox beat the MFY, threw 86 years of black cats and bad luck and bad books by the CHB in the gutter and sent the Yankees into a tail spin they just now are seemingly coming out of.
And in my opinion? It never happens without Theo and company flying to Arizona and having Thanksgiving dinner with a certain loud mouthed Republican who welcomed the challenge of winning it all in Boston. He talked the talk and he walked the walk and him and his flipping bloody sock and cocky attitude helped this team turn the corner from perinnial also-ran to one of the top 6 favorites every year to win it all.
Whether you love him or hate him, the Big Schill helped changed the face of the franchise forever.
You threw it Wicked Hahd when it counted, Curt.