The 2013 Red Sox have done what so many thought was impossible to do in today’s era of baseball.
No big stars, just a bunch of scrappy players pieced together, with some ace pitchers and a manager who some have said overachieved.
The Red Sox are going back to the post season for the first time since 2009. Their Thursday night win over the Orioles led them to clinch a playoff spot.
The comeback year from John Lackey was the theme of the night, giving up just two hits and two walks on the night.
The Bobby Valentine days are far in the distance, with the squad now nestled nicely with 93 wins. But even with all that celebration is being put off for the team.
“We didn’t even talk about it,” David Ortiz quipped after the tremendous victory. Many of his teammates echoed his sentiments on the matter.
The tireless squad refuses to celebrate now, instead focusing on their bigger goal. This is a long way from the fried chicken and beers days, this is a new look Red Sox which has gotten back to basics.
H/T: Boston Globe