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Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Hope is,
A hummingbird wishing for a safe migration journey across the Gulf of Mexico,

Birders wishing someone would get a clear photo as undisputable evidence of the possible existence of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker,

Phoebe hoping for a giant bone Every Day,

And, for those of us in New England, that the Boston Red Sox will come from being down 3 games to 1, against the Cleveland Indians, to go on to win the American League Championship and then the World Series.

Note that only 10 times in baseball history has a team come from being down 3-1 in the postseason to win the ALCS and then the World Series. Of the 65 teams who have trailed 3-1 in the postseason, only 10 have come back to win. Guess what? The last team to do it was the 2004 Red Sox who came back from a 3-0 score against the Yankees in the ALCS and then won the World Series.

So, there is always hope.

Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007


dguzman said...

Unbelievable--those Sox did it again! How terrible must it be to be an Indians fan right now?

Beautiful photos and great hopes. I hope the rest come true too (especially for Phoebe's sake!).

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

I know hope......I'm a lifelong Cubs fan.