Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Editor's Note: CLNS Radio welcomes guest columnist Kevin Doyle. Kevin is an award-winning Editor/Writer with over 37 years of experience, including as the chief feature/profile writer for Hockey Night in Boston since 1990. He can be followed on Twitter @kdoyle40.   The Boston Red Sox have been a pleasant surprise this season, their 28-19 record wholly unanticipated but altogether appreciated by a hard-boiled fan base wounded deeply by the putrid performance of 2012 and the shameful shenanigans that derailed the 2011 season. Regardless of how they fare for the remainder of this season, there seems little doubt a sense of order, professionalism, and I daresay faith in the team has been restored by the performance of this year’s club. It has shown the grit and tenacity to succeed that folks in these parts admire and appreciate. How and why have these Red Sox been successful? In a word, pitching. Pitching has always been and will continue to be the overriding determinant of success ...
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