Red Sox W-L Contest!
Correctly guess Boston's 2014 regular season record and win a copy of Don't Let Us Win Tonight, autographed by both authors. (Of course, you should be buying a copy of the book this spring, so I'll come up with a second prize, too.)
Contest entries must be emailed to me and include the following two items:
1. Predicted 2014 W-L record
2. Tiebreaker: Xander Bogaerts's OPS (OBP+SLG)
W-L guesses must be exact. Tiebreaker winner will be the closest guess, either over or under.
Deadline: Sunday, March 30, 11:59 PM.
March 8, 2014
March 4, 2014
If the 2004 championship was the end to 86 years of frustration, heartbreak, and noxious self-regard, and the 2007 championship was a validation of the new era, the 2013 championship was a nice little semi-fluky lagniappe that laid to rest forever all the cosmic talk of cosmic curses ...
What is left is pure normality. That will be the lasting legacy of the 2013 champions: Boston was a well-constructed baseball team ... unburdened by history. It did not have the deadweight of decades hanging around its neck. It was as loose as the 2004 team was and, when it had to be, it was as coldly efficient as the 2007 bunch. ...
 was the first Red Sox championship of the Post-Nonsense Era.
by allan at 3:51 PM