Joe, I was eleven. I remember it rather well. And I also remember 1986 even more. When they won it in 2004 (and in particular, how they won it), my father, who grew up admiring Ted Williams, cried. He also told me that if the Red Sox never won another game so long as he lived, it would be okay. October 1st it is. Thanks! Apologies in advance for taking the thread off topic.