The world may be ready for a Red Sox World Series. Yet, the world is always too much with us, according to wordsmith William Wordsworth.
The Red Sox have swept a series with the Yankees in September during this strange season on the way to the postseason. It's makes the Red Sox men of the world.
It was the same night that the Boston franchise gave honors and kudos to Mariano Rivera before the game-he's the Yankee reliever who has bedeviled them for two decades.
Rivera is finally leaving the game to retire and is doing a world tour of baseball to collect his accolades from opponents. It's seems a bit unheard of, but in Boston the original shot was heard 'round the world.
What in the world is going on?
Alex Rodriguez was suspended this year for a couple of hundred games for cheating, but still plays every day because of legal loopholes.
Aaron Hernandez, a major Boston sports star, has turned out to be a world-class serial killer.
Another Boston player, Clay Buchholz, missed half the season like a mini-Rip Van Winkle because he injured himself sleeping has returned to beat the Yankees.
The world is indeed topsy-turvy this season.
The world is filled lately with international leakers, national gassing despots, and men who would terrorize us back into cave-dwelling times.
The world laughed at Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Wilbur Wright, and the world's best laughed right back.
Now the world-weary have a diversion in MLB baseball, a national sport in the United States where everyone prefers NFL football.
So, we take the World Series contending Red Sox with a strong dollop of worldwide cynicism.
Boston had its Marathon blow up this year, and now the world will see why the Red Sox keep a "Boston Strong 617" jersey hanging in their dugout every game.
What in the world is going on? It's all comic relief.