We’ve seen a lot of great Red Sox teams, but none of them could touch what this team is accomplishing.
It’s not even October and the Red Sox have already given us a history-making season that very few walking the planet have ever experienced …106 wins.
That’s already one more than that juggernaut team of 1912 led by Hall of Famers Tris Speaker and Harry Hooper during year one of Fenway, or the 1946 Sox that won 104 with the likes of Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr.
The 2018 Sox also have two legitimate MVP candidates in Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez — and now a franchise record three straight division titles.
This edition of the Sox would prefer to emulate 1912 squad that beat the New York Giants in a seven game World Series rather than the ‘46 team that lost in seven to the Cardinals. Unlike their predecessors, however, Mookie, J.D. and their teammates must still get through two playoff series to even make it to the World Series. Seven post season victories separate the Sox from their fourth Fall Classic appearance since 2004.
First-year manager Alex Cora has had the Midas touch since Spring Training. Now if the regulars remain clutch, the starters stay healthy, and relievers Joe Kelly and Heath Hembree are left of the playoff roster, we may be celebrating a very happy Halloween!