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The 2011 Red Sox alternate history

Originally Published: October 19, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

I'll say this for Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Jon Lester and the Red Sox: Playing baseball in Boston would drive anyone to drink.

Atlanta blew an even bigger wild-card lead than the Red Sox this season but you don't see the Braves pointing fingers and firing everyone. But in Boston, you can't just simply lose or just chalk up a collapse to its actual cause (bad pitching). No, in Boston there always must be some deeper moral failure, some deep-rooted character flaw. To lose a baseball game ...

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