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The Bosox held the honor as a decade's best way back when, winning the World Series over the Giants (1912), Phillies (1915), Dodgers (1916), and Cubs (1918).
For another parallel, The Cubs and Bosox both play in gritty urban parks while the Yankees and Cardinals now toil in shiny new stadia.
We see the birth of an obsession as Ben becomes a Bosox fanatic, but his uncle warns him that the team will break his heart.
Maybe it's because I'm a BoSox fan and therefore accustomed to sporting abuses -- and not that it isn't an important issue for role-models -- but I just don't get this preoccupation with the steroids thing.
By changing the Senators to the Sox in "Damn Yankees," Kimball felt he found the perfect vehicle to make a familiar title exciting and connect with a wider audience--especially if he tied the show in some way to the 2004 World Series win by the Bosox, its first championship since 1918.
The BoSox take on the White Sox in the division series, but Chicago staggered into the post season, with only a mediocre record of 30-28 wins to losses since August, which was disguised by their blistering start to the campaign.
In the event, both the Red Sox and the Cubs remained cursed, which meant that the story could continue to run, but the "ghosts" of past Yankee greats who were said to have appeared in time to see off the hapless Bosox failed their Yankee successors in the Series itself.
I'll pick the Braves in the NL because in addition to the Bosox, I'm a Mets fan, and, so, a pessimistic fatalist.
Williams played left field for the BoSox, but was better known for his hitting genius.
The baseball playoffs were underway by then, and the Red Sox were playing [the] Cleveland [Indians in the ALCS] to see who'd go to the Series." Madden recuperated in Dallas; Guleserian boarded the ship; and the Bosox were in trouble, trailing three games to one in the best-of-seven series, but they managed to win Game 5, keeping their hopes alive.
SSOXS, BRUWN, CELTK, BOSOX, FENWY, ORRR (Bobby Orr), BUCYK (Johnny Bucyk), BLZZR, REVER, OOSHN, and let's not forget what's for dinner: LBSTA.