The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. Congratulations are in order for the city of Boston. In what has been an EXTREMELY difficult time in Boston sports the long title-less drought is over. It has been a full 18 months since the city could celebrate being king of the sports world. It's hard to imagine what it would be like to go through such a trying time as a sports fan, but that makes this championship that much sweeter I'm certain.
Obviously, there was heavy sarcasm to open this. The way the Red Sox steamrolled through the playoffs is nothing short of impressive. An absolute machine that made the best teams in baseball look inferior. The Red Sox lost three games in the entire playoff run, which is remarkable. Steve Pearce won the MVP, that is how deep the team is. Timely hitting, putting pressure on the opposing teams and of course great pitching paved the way. All season long the Red Sox just outplayed teams. They had the best record in the regular season and were the best team since April.
There is plenty more in depth analysis coming. Nonetheless, the city of Boston ends it's 18 month titless drought. One can only imagine the type of hardships a fanbase can have going 18 months without a championship. 18 months is close to an eternity in my book. Congratulations to the Red Sox and the city of Boston, cue those Duckboats.