Monday, July 27, 2015

Man, Boston lost the Olympics and Shane Victorino in the same day?

I was on Martha's Vineyard today and not really paying attention to what was going on in the outside world.  So, you can imagine my surprise when I checked the interwebs this evening and discovered that the city of Boston lost both Shane Victorino and its 2024 Olympic bid in the same day.

It was time for the Red Sox to move on from Victorino (and it's not really surprising that all they could get in return was a 26-year-old minor league infielder), but his value to the 2013 World Series champions was immeasurable.  I was in attendance at Fenway Park for his spectacular series-clinching grand slam in Game 6 of the ALCS:

That postseason, Victorino became the first player ever to knock in the winning runs in the deciding games of all three series.

The 2024 Olympics coming to Boston was always a long shot, but it was still something amazing to dream about.  As great as the above memory is, the Olympics coming here could've created some of the greatest sports moments the city has ever seen.

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