How Sweep It Is!
As everyone who is reading this site knows, the Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win its second World Series title in four years. The Red Sox have now won eight Fall Classic games in a row to become the only club to own two World Series titles this decade.
In addition to sweeping the World Series in 2004 and 2007, the Sox beat the Angels three straight in the ALDS both years, then overcame 3-0 and 3-1 deficits to the Yankees and Indians, respectively, in the ALCS. The franchise that never says die won its final eight games in 2004 and seven games in 2007.
Mike Lowell was named the Most Valuable Player in this year's World Series, capping an outstanding regular season and run in the playoffs. There are numerous side stories, including the fact that Alex Rodriguez has decided to opt out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees. Lowell and Rodriguez are both free agents and could potentially swap teams for 2008 and beyond.
We will have much, much more on the Red Sox tomorrow, including a comprehensive review of where the team has been and where it may be going. Be sure to visit us on Tuesday and throughout the fall and winter as we discuss the season that was, the season that will be, the Rule 5 draft, free agents, trades, interviews, guest columns, and more analysis on pitchers (such as pitch types, batted balls, strikeout rates, etc.) than you can shake a
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