Quote of the Day
"I don't know if it will ever be matched, to turn something around that was so negative and so bad and so broken and they fixed it."-- Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy, lauding the team's baseball operations department for winning the World Series one year after finishing last in the AL East. (BOSTON HERALD, 10/31)
The "Next Great Red Sox team isn't an organizational catch phrase or a distant vision" following last night's World Series clincher, according to Christopher Gasper of the BOSTON GLOBE. The "retooled Red Sox were really, really good, with gamers and grinders, chemistry and camaraderie." They also had "destiny in their dugout." The team joined the '91 Twins "as the only teams to go from worst in their division to World Series winners." They also "put 1918 to rest for good, becoming the first Red Sox team in 95 years to celebrate a World Series championship inside the baseball basilica in the Fens" ( BOSTON GLOBE, 10/31 ). In Boston, Dan Shaughnessy writes, "Nobody saw this coming." Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "I go back to our playe ...
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