For the third time in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox are the World Champs!
The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series 6-1 using timely hits by Shane Victorino, a gritty pitching performance by starter John Lackey, and the feared bat of David Ortiz, who was named the MVP.
When the Red Sox last won a World Series at home, Babe Ruth, Carl Mays, and Harry Hooper were the starts on September 11, 1918, a season that was cut short by World War 1.
Tears of joy, elation, and memories from that horrific April 15th bombing all came into play with the last out.
Through a surprising worst-to-first campaign, the Red Sox provided the people of Boston and fans throughout the country some measure of joy and a championship to remember.
Boston Strong has never sounded so sweet.
As Ortiz collected his MVP award he said: “This is for you Boston. We’ve been through a lot this year.”
The interesting part of the evening came in the fifth inning when Red Sox outfielder, Jacoby El...