Sox aglow in whole new World Series

Boston's worst-to-first bunch shines in biggest moments, trumps Tigers in ALCS

Updated: October 20, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Double-secret probation has been lifted. The slate has been wiped clean. Pardons for all, with maybe a few apologies thrown in for good measure.

Two years and one last-place finish later, the Boston Red Sox have come in from the cold.

Trust has been restored. Broken promises have been mended. No more managers exiled, owners eviscerated or unhappy clubhouses exorcised.

For the third time in 10 seasons, the Red Sox are going back to the World Series. A team that wasn't ...

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