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Times were simpler in 1967. Carl Yastrzemski and the Red Sox' "Impossible Dream" season captured the minds of young sports fans in Boston, even if it meant a rap on the knuckles by a stern sister in a habit. The World Series doesn't hold people's attention in quite the same way anymore. The only "rap" most schoolkids know nowadays involves Snoop Dogg. Will O'Toole puts the two eras side-by-side in the cartoon below. Since graduating from Seton Hall University, Will O'Toole has been doing cartoons for over 30 years for a number of papers (USA Today), magazines (College and Pro...

Theo Epstein Feels He Owes 12-Year-Old Version of Himself an Explanation on Move to Cubs

Imagine you're a 12-year-old Red Sox who has known nothing but winning his (or her) entire life. You were only 5 years old when the team won its first World Series of your lifetime and, based on everybody else's reaction, you could tell it was a big deal. You were all of 8 years old when the Red Sox won again. Imagine, for you, winning is a habit. Theo Epstein can. Epstein...

Francona’s departure hastened Epstein’s exit

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John Lackey Still Sucks

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No separation

Mike: Let the managah hunt begin.   Susan/Circle: Let the rostah hypothesizing unfold.   Mike: Meet the new offseason. As intense as the old onseason.   Mike: You cannot escape the pull of the Red Sox orbit.   Susan/Circle: We are...

Epstein officially a Cub but no decision on Quade

CHICAGO (AP) -- Theo Epstein was introduced Tuesday as the new president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who hope he can work the same magic for championship-starved team as he did for the Boston Red Sox.

Mailbag: GM shuffle makes for interesting offseason

Mailbag: Theo takes over in Chicago, Red Sox promote Cherington, and Angels search for Reagins' replacement. It all makes for a very interesting offseason.
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