Dear Boston Red Sox: Congratulations on a huge win and a fantastic series. The odds were against you, but like Samson, you overcame them with a combination of brute strength, never-say-die grit, and ridiculous haircuts. Yours is truly a team for the history books.

Dear Sportswriters of the World: You are now free to shut up about the stupid Curse of the Bambino and talk about something — anything — else for a while. Thanks.