Congratulations, Red Sox

Red Sox Ownership May Be Interested in Revival of Ancient Broadway Show. ~ Stay tuned in this article for the latest hot rumors.

 

Congratulations, Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox! You got what you deserved. You are the World Series Champions of 2018 and the winner of 119 games over the course of both the regular season and the 11 more you added through your three rounds of playoff victory over the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

You did it with the relentless fiery heart of destiny pulling you all the way into your final result. There was no stop in your go. You overcame an invitation to frustration and exhaustion by the loss in that 18-inning game at LA in Game 4, but you got back up and punched your way back to the top. Not even that late inning knockdown punch from the 3-homer time at bat by Yasiel Puig in Game 4 could leave you stone cold. You got off the canvas and followed a 3-homer spot punch by MVP David Pearce and other Boston bats that followed to render the Dodgers unconscious and just about marinate them enough for the final cooking that LA took last night to finish their hopes in the Game 5 finale.

Rookie Red Sox Manager Alex Cora was cool, calm, and gutsy.

There were some tough moments for the Red Sox in the 6th inning of Game 4, but the relentless rally play of the Bostons would soon enough save Alex Cora from any actual nail-biting.

He went after the Dodgers with all he had from pitchers and position players in Game 3, and, as he gazed so intently at the scoreboard throughout the marathon game, he appeared like Captain Ahab of literature fame ~ in focused search of a Moby Dick victory outcome at the risk of leaving his own club doubly vulnerable in Game 4, should they lose this one.

Risk Strategy Management. ~ It is the order of life for those field leaders who decide that the outcomes at stake are worth the gambles involved with a semi-“kitchen sink” approach to the use of personnel prior to a Game 7 moment. Cora ran this table very well in Game 3. As a result of last night’s Series win in five games, he has avoided what writers may have written had Boston lost both Games 4 and 5 and now may have found themselves flying back to Fenway for Game 6 trailing the Dodgers 3 games to 2.

Unfair as it often is, a manager’s intelligence level has no gradient scale. As a manager, you are either a “genius” or an “idiot” ~ depending upon whether your club wins or loses. Alex Cora may now rest on the genius shelf~ until something goes wrong enough to fire somebody because losing affects the gate ~ but a club has to be careful who they fire. You can’t afford to fire the whole team.

But that’s not a “can of worms” worry for Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox on the morning of October 29, 2018, They are now the new Champions of Major League Baseball. It’s their time to “gather their rosebuds while they may.”

The rest of us will be waiting for them in 2019, especially us Astros fans!

Note on The Championship Date Ending in “–18”

The last time the Red Sox won a World Series in a year ending in “–18” was 1918. After selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees prior to 1920, the Red Sox didn’t win another World Series in the 20th Century. In fact, they would not win another World Series until 2004 ~ 86 years later ~ when they won their next World Series and broke the so-called “Curse of the Bambino.”

Hey, Red Sox, here’s a deal for you! ~ We understand that the current Red Sox owners want to bring back the musical “No No, Nanette” as a revival show on Broadway, but they need a modest $10,000,000 to finance the venture, plus 2019 salary increases for several of their current baseball stars. ~ Hey, new Champs, if, indeed, you are smart enough to be seriously interested, please have GM Dave Dombroski get in touch with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow at your earliest convenience. He can have the show biz/salary-raise money you’re going to need in your account before nightfall ~ and ~ to make that happen ~ all you have to do is sign over the player contracts of Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, and David Price to the Houston Astros in a fair and equitable exchange of money for valued baseball services. ~ That should solve both your Broadway show financing and bulging salary problems in one fell swoop.

What a deal, right?

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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4 Responses to “Congratulations, Red Sox”

  1. bobcopus Says:

    Go Red Sox!!

  2. Rick B. Says:

    According to Vegas, the Astros and Red Sox both will start the 2019 season as 6-1 favorites to win the World Series. Since these two teams are co-favorites, let’s hope we don’t see a repeat champion next year either. Go, Astros!

  3. Sumner Hunnewell Says:

    Thanks, Bill. I am really surprised that no one has hooked up heart and respiration monitors to managers yet. “Our stats guys are telling us that in 2023 only Mgr. Joe Slobodnik had a slower respiration rate than the Tiger’s manager in this half of the sixth inning.” “You’ll remember though, Tony, he had been dead for about 15 minutes before anyone noticed. The officials put an asterisk on that one.”

  4. Fred Soland Says:

    Well, on the brighter side, the 2019 season has not yet started and the Orioles are 10 games down in the east

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