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"Oh, Bill," she said to her husband, "they can still be the Red Sox! They can still lose this game!"
It was not without good reason that her mother had called them the Red Flops all these years.
"And then I heard the roar," Roberta says.
This time they really did it. They really won. She called her children and called "everybody I could think of." It was too late to ring Kathryn, she figured. Kathryn's eyesight and hearing are failing, and she was surely sleeping at such a late hour.
So Roberta went to see Kathryn first thing the next morning.
"Mom, guess what? I've got the best news!" Roberta said. "They won! The Red Sox won!"
Kathryn's face lit up with a big smile, and she lifted both fists in triumph. And then the mother and daughter laughed and laughed. Just like little girls.
Dear Red Sox:
I really want to surprise my whole school and the principal.
-- Maine high school student, asking that the entire team visit his school