Amazing, simply amazing!
The city won’t be sleeping tonight. Once the game was over, and we were done jumping up and down and high-fiving everyone in the house about 10 times, we all headed out onto the streets, to go to La Carreta (Cuban restaurant, very popular here in Miami). It took us an hour and a half to advance 15 blocks, but we didn’t care!! We just keeped inching our way along, honking at all the cars around us, waving our Marlins paraphernalia, hanging out of windows and sunroofs. We couldn’t reach the restaurant, some of the streets were being blocked off, so we decided to turn around and head home. There were now double the cars looking for a spot to celebrate.
Brandon had been sleeping since the 8th inning. He woke up during the city’s impromptu tail gate, looked around, looked strangely at Eric and I, and went right back to sleep. He has no idea what just happened, but someday he will hear the story of how the Marlins won their second World Series during his ninth month of life, and know that he was a small, yet very important part of the celebration.
Congratulations, Marlins, we knew you could do it. To Josh, Jeff, Pudge, Alex, Luis, Miguel, Juan P., Juan E., Mike, Derrek, and Jack, thank you for lighting up our city tonight. Come home safely.
And thank you, Abuelo, for making it happen.