Game of Thrones: Red Sox style

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Feb 21, 2014; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens (76) throws during spring training at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Henry Owens: Daenerys Targaryen. Many view Henry Owens as the savior of the Red Sox pitching staff, and for good reason. The kid has dominated the minors all year, and looks poised to arrive on the big-league scene in a big way. Daenerys plows her way through her version of the minors (Slavers Bay), freeing multiple cities and crowning herself Queen of Meereen. Many view her as the likely winner of the Game of Thrones, but she’s taking her sweet time coming back to Westeros. Nobody wants to see Owens or Dany stay put—Dany needs to save the realm, and Henry needs to save the Sox.

(Further reading for Thrones and baseball enthusiasts: SI assigns GOT houses to MLB teams)