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October 25, 2013

'Life is good -- especially when we're winning'


“That was one of my favorite things,” said Davis. “I probably should have been sleeping and getting ready for school.”

Davis recalls crying in the fall of 1986 after watching the ball roll through Sox first baseman Bill Buckner’s legs, leading to an epic World Series collapse against the New York Mets.

By 2004 it was time for Red Sox Nation to cry tears of joy. When the team broke its 86-year championship drought, Davis insisted that she and Erin make the trip into Boston together to watch the Duck Boats parade.

“It was unbelievable,” said Davis. “I made her skip school to attend the rolling rally. I said, ‘Let’s go! This is history, honey!’”

These days, Davis’ favorite player is speedy center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Davis is a believer in the power of prayer, and she said she’ll be praying this offseason that the star free agent signs a new contract with the hometown team.

Davis also attended Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, a come-from-behind victory against the Detroit Tigers that featured a dramatic game-tying grand slam by designated hitter David Ortiz.

Davis called her ALCS experience “the most exciting thing I’ve done in my life.” Before Game 2 last night, she was hoping the Sox had some more theatrics in store for their fans.

“Life is good — especially when we’re winning,” said Davis.

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