The Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday to win their 4th World Series in 15 years. 119 wins for the Red Sox. It feels damn good.
This team is special. I’ve been saying it since April. After they won 108 games, all that I heard was that they should be afraid of the Yankees and then Houston and then the Dodgers. Well you know what? Lol well….I don’t need to say it, I suppose. But you know.
Alex Cora was the man to breathe new life in to this team. Every single part of this organization is different than it was a year ago, with John Farrell and Company. Dave Dombrowski stayed true to his belief that Boston’s pitching was built for the post season, and damn, he wasn’t even close to kidding.
David Price looked absolutely tremendous in the post season. Those are words that I kept hoping to type since he arrived in Boston. David Price. Good. Post Season. He pitched his ass off, going 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 earned run and striking out 5. He carries a 1.98 ERA in the 2018 Post Season. What a beast.
Steve Pearce dominated Game 5 by hitting 2 home runs and 3 RBIs. J.D. Martinez showed up to hit a piss missile, which made up for the error that he made in RF early in the game.
Joe Kelly came on in relief in the 8th inning and completely shut the door by striking out the side.
And of course, my favorite move of the night was Chris Sale coming on to pitch the 9th. David Price goes 7 work horse innings, Joe Kelly bridged the gap, and Chris Sale closed. Incredible. Simply incredible.
The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champions. Another championship for the city of Boston. People hate it, but they certainly can’t deny it.
On a serious note: this Red Sox team inspired me to start The Outfielder Podcast with Ben Baseball, and in turn, start this company. It has grown at an incredible rate, and, folks, let me tell you, we are headed places.
It feels damn good.