Thursday, October 28, 2004
Does he now switch to being a Cubs fan?
How to become the oldest man in the world -- wait for the Red Sox to win the Series.
In 113 years, Fred Hale Sr. has seen a lot. There's one thing he'd like to see again. Hale, documented as the world's oldest man, is a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. ... Can the Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918? "That's the question," said Hale. "We'll wait and see."... (AP)OK, he waited and waited ... and it happened! What's he wait for now? The Cubs winning the Series sounds good -- it's been since 1908 for them.
In the meantime, what's it like being informed by researchers that you are the world's oldest man?
"I don't believe it. And I ain't going to die just to satisfy them."