Good Riddance. John Levesque, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "The idea that the Boston Red Sox have been hexed for nearly a century because one of their owners sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees is the appallingly flimsy crutch of writers and broadcasters who haven't formed an original thought since they ditched 'what's your sign?' in favor of 'come here often?' ... [I]t's the worst kind of hackneyed, scripted drivel." ... In other news, Dan Shaughnessy: "Personally, I already miss the old Red Sox a little."
The Red Sox picked up Bill Mueller's option for next season ($2.5 million). Gabe Kapler, Terry Adams and Pedro Astacio filed for free agency.
Great photos of the parade at the Globe's website.