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October 11, 2013

Our view: Red Sox bring excitement to New England fall

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Bill Burt, sports editor at our sister paper, The Eagle-Tribune, put together some telling statistics to convince those who won’t believe the Red Sox are the best in baseball right now:

The Red Sox had 36 come-from-behind wins during the regular season and two in the ALDS. Their longest losing streak all year was just three games. When scoring five or more runs in a game this season, the Red Sox were 75-11. The Red Sox were 78-5 when leading after seven innings.

The Red Sox already have given us the pleasure of seeing our team advance from “worst to first” during the regular season, having compiled the best record in the American League. Now, they’re giving us the thrills of playoff baseball.

If the Sox can advance through the ALCS, they will be in the World Series for the third time this still-young century. After all the years of struggle through the 20th century — 86 years without a World Series win — who could have imagined such an embarrassment of riches in our time? Go Red Sox!

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