The groundwork for building the best team in baseball began years ago by Jonah Keri @jonahkeri moments ago • 10 min read In the moment that they jumped on each other in the middle of Dodger Stadium’s bright-green infield, no Red Sox player gave any thought to legacy. You dream of winning the World Series when you’re seven years old. If you’re ever fortunate enough to realize that dream, you celebrate like you’re seven years old.But Boston’s World Series victory over the Dodgers in five games marked more than the culmination of a great season. This is the pinnacle moment for one of baseball’s most storied franchises. Never before had the Sox ever won as many as 108 games in a season. Never before had they celebrated a third straight division (or league) title. In winning their fourth World Series in 15 years, the Sox have established themselves as the best team of their era, with that era stretching from Curt Schilling’s last big year to the start of big things for Andrew Benintendi. With recent World Series winners including the tiny-market Kansas City Royals and recently moribund Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, Major League Baseball has seen plenty of… Read full this story
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