Free The Birds is alive tonight in Boston…

October 25, 2007 | Nestor Aparicio

So, I’m on my couch. Alone. My wife is flying back from New England in the middle of the game (long story!)

And I’m watching the World Series, like I’ve done for every Game 1 of the World Series in my lifetime.

Think about that! I’ve NEVER missed a World Series — EVER! THAT’s how much we ALL love baseball in this city!

Fenway Park is electric. The rain is falling. The Red Sox are on fire!

And Dustin Pedroia hits the first pitch over the monstah.

Kevin Youkilis hits a double.

And the appetizer?

The Boston Red Sox honoring THEIR 1967 Impossible Dream "legends" — the same guys who LOST THE WORLD SERIES!

This organization in Boston honors the teams that even finished SECOND 40 years later.

And this fool who owns the Orioles can’t find a way to honor the 1966 BALTIMORE Orioles on the anniversary of their CHAMPIONSHIP season!

It just makes you SICK, doesn’t it?

P.S. Manny Ramirez just piled on with another hit. It’s 2-0 Red Sox. They are JUMPING on the upstart Rockies, thus far!

The only thing worse than dealing with the Red Sox fans is actually being ENVIOUS of them. Makes me physically ill, to be honest with you. One of those things that makes my soul ache and makes me think of my Pop!

Tonight is a night when I really feel the hurt and the pain of what’s happened here in Baltimore to our baseball team.

Imagine a World Series game in Baltimore tonight at Camden Yards (minus the rain, of course)…

It’s just a freaking shame, this last decade of ineptitude, arrogance, mean-spiritedness and incompetence.

And now?

The Red Sox are up 3-0 now in Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park. The same Red Sox who couldn’t get outta their own way for a century.

And Baltimore hasn’t had a meaningful pitch thrown in over 10 years.

For Pete’s Sake: FREE THE BIRDS!