Red Sox Fan’s Offseason Survival Guide

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Oct 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; A bucket of bubble gum for Cleveland Indians manager

Terry Francona

(not pictured) in the dugout prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field. Cleveland won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Reading a great Red Sox book

The great thing of having a historical team like the Red Sox, is that we will always have something new written about them. Since Red Sox broke the Curse back in 2004, there has at least one new book published about them every year. Most of the books are written by Red Sox beat writers and whether we like the Boston media or not, we have to admit that almost every member of it has the talent to tell a great story. With the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman publisihing Pedro Martinez‘ autobiography this past summer, the list of Red Sox books keeps getting longer as you read this. Here’s a list of my personal favorites:

Faithful (Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan)

Boston’s 100 Greatest Games (Rob Sneddon)

Francona: The Red Sox Years (Dan Shaughnessy)

Feeding the Monster (Seth Mnookin)

Every book I listed above is directly related to the Red Sox, but in case you want something that has a more general opinion on baseball, here’s another list:

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Michael Lewis)

What If?: Altering sports history one piece at a time (Sean Penney)

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant’ Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big (Jose Canseco)

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