The Red Sox recently raised the Commissioner’s Trophy after winning the World Series. This would be their fourth championship in the last 15 years, the most by any team this century. Where does each win stack up compared to the rest?
As a lifelong Red Sox fan, this string of success that we’ve been on has been amazing. For years I had to watch as it felt like every other team got that chance to shine while the Sox were the lovable losers. Year after year I’d watch as the disappointment of another failed season washed over my father’s face.
Then shortly after the turn of the century, something changed. A new mentality in the front office and some fresh blood in the clubhouse removed the ghosts of failures past. The Bambino was laid to rest and there was a power shift in the AL East.
No longer was it the Red Sox always playing second fiddle to the Yankees. Both were competitive each and every season and would trade division championships. With the Red Sox going 86 years without a title and now having won four in recent history, this is a whole new franchise.
So I went back and rewatched the MLB produced documentaries surrounding each of the recent World Series squads. After reliving the moments and magic of each title win, this is how I feel each win falls into place.