King's connection to the team is so strong you'd be tempted to think he single-handedly reversed the curse that hung over the Red Sox from 1918-2004. Like maybe he buried it in the "Pet Cemetery" or something, prompting his beloved team to overcome a 3-0 deficit to defeat the hated New York Yankees before going on to end 86 years of misery by winning the World Series.

It's unclear what King holds in store for the future of his favorite team. Grinding the Yankees into a "Bag of Bones" may be a top priority.