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Season ends early for Red Sox

Despite postseason expectations, team may have been doomed from start

Updated: September 29, 2010, 12:39 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- Maybe the Boston Red Sox should have known back in March, when Aaron (Bleeping) Boone of all people, predicted the Sox could go wire to wire to win the American League East.

Boone had long since shed pinstripes for an ESPN microphone, but still, the karmic implications of a Boston heartbreaker offering such a rosy forecast should have put everyone on alert.

The numbers crunchers were just as optimistic, Baseball Prospectus pointing to its PECOTA ...

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