Aside from the really important reasons to give thanks today (a healthy and safe family, living in the greatest country in human history), Red Sox fans can rejoice in the fact that they can root for a franchise that is among the truly elite in all of sports. With two World Championships in the last 5 years and the prospect of perennial contention, ours is an enviable position. In seems silly now to think we were in league with Cubs fans not long ago.
Much of the credit for this goes to the ownership group of John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino—and, of course, the brilliant and gutsy Theo Epstein. I've occasionally been critical of the "NOG"—but only for its unwillingness to build us a 21st Century, state-of-the-art New Fenway Park. Everything else they have done has turned to pure gold. And, if I have to sit in a creaky near-century old ballpark, at least it has become fan-friendly.
So, let's sit back in our Trytophan-induced stupor and say "thank you" to the Baseball Gods.