What will Sox fans do…

…now that they’ve lost their lifelong vehicle of self-flagellation?

Seriously, though, congrats to all my friends and former colleagues in Boston. Not they any of you will actually be reading this congratulatory note right now, as I’m assuming the whole lot of you are either still partying or are suffering massive hangovers right about now.

Of course, as a Yankees fan, I’m going to have to find something new, as the time-honored “19-18!” chant is now worthless. Or ESPN.com’s Jim Caple put it:

The Boston Red Sox haven’t won the World Series since 11:40 p.m. EDT last night.

However, my favorite comment comes from Mike Davidson:

Coming into the Series, one would have thought Boston’s toughest task would be getting by the Cardinals. Instead, it turned out to be getting through the 7th inning of tonight’s game when someone inexplicably let the lead singer of Creed on the field to sing “God Bless America”.

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I smell another curse…

Indeed.