The birth of a dynasty

The Boston Red Sox are World Champions. It’s nice to see that they were finally able to break the three-year curse that has plagued them since 2004. Even though this was a four-game sweep, there was some great baseball being played. Colorado proved to be a dangerous team that never quit, even up to the last pitch thrown.

I can’t say enough about this team. From the manager all the way down to the role players, everyone contributed. It seemed like someone different would come through each game. One night it was Beckett, then Ellsbury, Pedroia, Lester, Lowell, Timlin, Kielty, Okajima, Papelbon. Someone always rose to the occasion. This is truly a team for the ages.

Let’s start with Terry Francona. Everything this guy touched turned to gold during the playoffs. Start Papi at first base? Put a rookie in to centerfield? Start Jon Lester in game four? Pinch hit Kielty? All of these moves were money. Francona showed that he knows his players, and in turn they want to perform well for him. I also like that Francona was playing for the win last night. He threw most of the bullpen at the Rockies last night. These guys were running on fumes and still got the call. If the Rockies had rallied back and won, Boston would have been in trouble. Oh well, we know how that ended up.

I think it’s time for the Sox to make Mike Lowell an offer he can’t refuse and lock him up for three more years. This guy has solidified the third base position for Boston and should be rewarded. As for A-Rod, who cares. I don’t care where he ends up, as long as it’s not with the Yankees.

The Red Sox are loaded with young players that can flat out play. Lester, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Youk, Papelbon, Buchholz, Delcarmen, Dice K are all under 30 years of age. This is a franchise whose brightest days are still ahead of them.

Check back tomorrow for the Red Sox Year in Review.

3 Responses to “The birth of a dynasty”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Why is ESPN dedicating the day after the Red Sox win the World Series to “lets follow the Yankees drama day”? I’m putting forth all my efforts this off season to hating the yankees even more then I do now, which is a whole lot. I would like the rest of the Foulline readers, writters, fans, and groupies to join me in this 6 month celebration of the hatred of the yankees, former yankees, and anything else in a pin stripe-

    Dylan ” I hate the yankees more then A-Rod hates not having a bazillion million dollars” Hamilton

  2. Anonymous Says:

    lets not think of the n. y. TEAM FOR A FEW DAYS LET OUR MINDS ENJOY BEING PART OF A WORLD CHAMPION…. REPEAT NEW YORK SUCKS MY MIND IS CLEAR.. MY MIND IS CLEAR, WE ARE THE FRIGGEN BEST..AMEN NOW SMILE INSIDE… NICE 33 ps.. ALEX R..IS a homo……

  3. Dave Says:

    We have the best team, the best fans, and the most championships this century. Oh how the tables have turned on the Evil Empire. The Yankees are a team in shambles, I look forward to the mass exodus of the players and their fans.
    It’s great to be a Sox fan!

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