Prior to this season, Boston hadn't won a World Series at home since 1918. And we all remember (or try to forget) who represented the AL in the World Series one season later.
I wouldn't mind seeing the Sox play the Reds again. Hopefully, the result would be different.
That said, I'm cautiously optimistic about 2014. Like the Abreu signing, like what kids like Johnson and Semien brought when they were up.
Good or bad, the missing of and the longing for Sox baseball has begun.