The Red Sox have done it again, and are once again World Series champions
This time, they weren't the juggernaut of 2007 or the comeback kids of 2004. This was an entirely different type of team.
Last year, under Bobby Valentine, the Sox finished the season an abysmal 69-93, good for last in the NL East. As this year began, no one expected much from them this year, with most experts predicting a 3rd place finish for them (or worse) in the always competitive AL East.
The Red Sox were led by World Series MVP David Ortiz, who went hitless (0 for 1) in Game 6, but drew 4 walks and scored two runs. In the Series, he hit .688 with an absolutely mind-blowing 1.948 OPS.
Shane Victorino was also a huge factor, with a bases loaded double in the 3rd inning that got the scoring started for the Red Sox.
John Lackey got the win, making it the second time in his career that he has gotten the win in a World Series clinching game. The first time was with the Angels in 2002.
You can't possibly talk enough about the amazing job that GM Ben Cherington did in the offseason. Acquisitions like Victorino, Stephen Drew, David Ross and Koji Uehara were instrumental in allowing them to complete their goal.
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for another World Series championship.