I love the fans in New England. They’re the greatest. They’ve had some problem years, but they’re still hanging in there. All I can tell you about Boston is that the fans cannot be beat. And I hope they win a World Series. I don’t want to live to be a helluva lot older than I am, but let me tell you something. Someday, I would like to look in the stars and say, ‘Damn, we did it.’
β€” Ted Williams, August 1998