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It’s been known for some time that this year’s Red Sox are a special team. Everyone from the hopeful fans to the even-keeled manager to the mashing players have said this group could win it all. But to find the first prediction of success, perhaps the rewind button has to go to the Boston Marathon bombings. The Red Sox were a huge force in comforting the city during that horrible time — but the event may also have been the beginning of the surety the Red Sox have shown since in their march of success. Bob Nightengale, in a USA Today piece on how the Red Sox have bonded as a team this year, gives a story of when the team was in Cleveland right after the marathon bombings. Several players were in a taxi when it suddenly braked and everyone jerked forward. “Careful, buddy,” Dustin Pedroia told the cabbie, according to Nightengale. “You’re carrying the 2013 World Series champs.” Manager John Farrell agreed that the April bombings were what showed that this group was not only tight but a...
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