Posted on Oct 29, 2004

Banner at HR proclaims Red Sox victory

In case you weren't keeping up
with the World Series this week, you could follow the games on the front window
of the Office of Human Resources at 17 South Lane,
itself a microcosm of the heated Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

During the American league
playoffs, Yankee fans Shirley Agosta and Eric Noll were in good spirits, and
Yankee paraphernalia covered the walls. But when Boston
overcame the three-game deficit to take the league title, it was Sox fan George
Schiller's turn. (Jennifer Blessing, according to Noll, is “Switzerland.”)

On Thursday, a scoreboard created
by Schiller proudly proclaimed Red Sox 4, Cardinals O beneath a banner that
read “We Did It!”

Schiller, whose work area practically
screams his allegiance to the New England franchise, was
working the phones early Thursday to spread the news. At the Office of Communications,
Schiller's call was quickly followed by one from Noll who dismissed Boston's
first World Series title in 86 years as not worthy of coverage.

In HR, as in Yankee fandom, it's “wait
until next year.”