The Red Sox Dance Their Way to October
Nobody and I mean NOBODY, saw this one coming. In what was probably the biggest surprise of the season was the Red Sox coming within two games of returning to the World Series. Going into the 2021 campaign, the baseball world figured they may be better, but still near the bottom of the barrel. Well, with Alex Cora back at the helm the fellas decided they were done being losers and winning was pretty cool again.
For the first half of the season, you would’ve thought we all met up with Doc Brown and went back to 2018. The Sox were cruising and nobody was going to get into their way. Things were looking like a cakewalk until the All-Star break approached and the wheels went off the wagon. The second half brought a lot more stress than there ever needed to be but in the end, it didn’t matter.
Cora led the Red Sox past the Yankees in a thrilling Wild Card victory. He then vanquished the Rays in the ALDS, officially defeating both of their foes. Some could say, not me but some, that the Sox are the technical AL East Champions. Hard to argue against that. Then a rematch of the 2018 ALCS, and the Astros came to fight.
Boston had Game 1 in hand before blowing it late, dominated Game 2 and 3, and had Game 4 won until their carriage turned back into a pumpkin. The poot defense that plagued them all season reared its ugly head and the Astros feasted on it. What could’ve been a World Series run was squandered in six games but it was still more than we ever could’ve dreamed of. In fact, I believe they’ll accomplish the feat in 2022.
Wouldn’t that be something?