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Rock bottom for Red Sox?

Yes, it was a historically bad season, but wait -- maybe it wasn't the worst

Updated: October 9, 2012, 2:17 AM ET
By Glenn Stout | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Yes, it could be worse. In fact, it has been.

As awful and disappointing as this season was for Red Sox fans, other seasons have been even worse. In comparison, this might even make one optimistic about the state of the ball club today. If nothing else, the Boston Red Sox have cleared the decks to rebuild, something this ownership group certainly has resources to do.

That has not always been the case. The worst teams in Red Sox history are not just those with the worst records, but ...

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