Five years ago, the one thing I never thought would happen in my lifetime, happened. In my lifetime.

I am still in awe of it. Still have to remind myself it was real. And I am sincere when I tell my friends who are Cubs fans that I want to see their team go all the way so that they can experience it, too.

It was glorious and inexplicable and pants-shittingly awesome. And it easily ranks alongside the birth of my children and the invention of Red Bull as one of my life’s greatest moments.

So to the members of the 2004 Boston Red Sox, I say, once again, thank you.