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HBT Daily: Wrapping up the World Series

Oct 31, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

I phoned this one in from the Boston airport. Not mailed. Just phoned.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Oct 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    I’m guessing Kay was NOT in the mood to talk about the World Series.

  2. aceshigh11 - Oct 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Awesome wrap-up, Craig.

    I’m so damn jealous you got to be there in person…congrats!

  3. j0esixpack - Oct 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    As much as Ortiz deserves the honor (batting .688 does put you in a different stratosphere) I hope all the many contributions of all the other players don’t get overlooked by history.

    Lester was on fire with a 0.43 ERA. Other guys contributed in other ways, like Drew, despite the heat he took for his slump prior to his HR, made difficult fielding look easy and thus was overlooked by many. Guys like Ellsbury who played injured, putting the pain aside during crunch time providing a great base-stealing threat (and how backbreaking was his evasion of the run down?)

    Look at past World Series MVPs and many of them don’t compare with many of the guys on the Sox.

    People will remember Ortiz’s contributions in this series as they should but this was truly a team win – which makes it that much sweeter for a city and region that’s had to come a long way since opening day.

    This team, and the entire New England region, rallied together during a time of crisis from the home opener to the home closer to show that the whole can be more than the sum of its parts when people and teammates support each other.

    It’s nice to see and transcends the metaphor of baseball.

    Boston strong indeed.

    Now if we can just do that as a nation.

    • moogro - Oct 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      Now if we can just do that as a nation. Huh?

      • j0esixpack - Oct 31, 2013 at 7:43 PM

        Thank you for making my point.

  4. misterdreamer119 - Oct 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    STL would have won the series if they had Ortiz. bottom line hes Most Valuable Player.

    • j0esixpack - Oct 31, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Probably. Lester certainly did his part with 2 wins and a 0.43 ERA – but he still needed at least one run on the board.

      The Sox had timely fielding and batting but overall both teams offenses outside of Ortiz were somewhat mediocre. But then again, with some of the best pitching baseball fans have seen in quite some time from both St. Louis and Boston, I guess that shouldn’t be a huge surprise.

      Pitching wins championships and both teams were outstanding.

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