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A Cloud Hangs Over Red Sox Nation

One helluva read. Baseball writing, or any other kind of writing, doesn’t get much better than this.

On Sports and Life

Few big cities are home to sports fans more passionate than those in Boston, and at least in recent years scarcely any other metropolis has fielded a set of teams that have given their fans more reason to cheer. Since 2001 the Patriots have won three Super Bowls. The Celtics won their league-leading 17th NBA championship in 2008. The Bruins ended a nearly four decade long drought with a Stanley Cup title three seasons ago, and were back in the Finals last spring. Then there are the Red Sox, who under the ownership of John Henry have become one of the Great Game’s elite franchises, winning three World Series trophies in the last decade.

The success of the Sox has brought joy to fans of long-standing, who suffered through their portion of the 86 years between one title in 1918 and the first of the recent string in 2004; and…

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2 thoughts on “A Cloud Hangs Over Red Sox Nation

  1. Thanks for re-blogging this post, Bill. It is a well-written story of Shakespearean proportions.

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