Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
It's won and done.
(Disclosure: San Francisco Giants fan.)
You might think, then, that the team would simply celebrate, then celebrate some more.
The Red Sox Twitter account, though, couldn't help but consider some of its fans.
These were the ones who, at the beginning of the season, were a little skeptical about the team's chances. And, mistakenly as it turned out, voiced their skepticism on Twitter.
The Red Sox dug out some of those tweets from March 29 and offered gentle, witty updates.
Ugh... Hope we can turn it around!-- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 29, 2018
Some replies required just one letter:
K.-- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 29, 2018
Others drove past the notion that the Red Sox would turn out to be the least popular team in Boston:
It feels good to be World Series Champs!-- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 29, 2018
Perhaps the most beautiful riposte, though, was to Twitterer Jim Jorgensen, who, on that March 29 when the Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, offered these prescient words:
Time to fire Cora!
This would be Alex Cora, the first-year manager who seemed to do rather well in the end. As the Red Sox Twitter feed couldn't help point out:
On it!-- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 29, 2018
There's little more entertaining than Twittering prognosticators.
They're experts, after all. They can see where things are going wrong, long before the supposed professionals.
Chuckling aside, however, the Red Sox jesting offers a valuable lesson for everyone in business.
It may not be wise to listen to those who are already telling you how your idea will play out.
It may not be wise to allow yourself to be put off by those who might just be venting their frustrations with themselves, rather than anything based on actual knowledge.
The Boston Red Sox pursued their own path. It turned out to be a wise one.
Yours might be too.