The Boston Red Sox Are World Series Champions

The Boston Red Sox Are World Series Champions

The team won the 2018 Series 4-1 against the L.A. Dodgers.


On Sunday, October 28th, 2018, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the ninth time! In addition to the 2018 Series, they also won in the years 2013, 2007, 2004, 1918, 1916, 1915, 1912, and 1903.

The game took place in Los Angeles, California's Dodger Stadium, and it was the fifth game of the best-of-seven World Series. The game's final score was 5-1. In addition to the team winning the World Series, left-fielder and first baseman Steve Pearce also won the title of MVP.

Not only have the Red Sox been winning championship games since the early 1900s, but this is also their fourth win in 15 years! During this year's regular season, they won 108 games. So, while it was not exactly a shock that they won the world championship, it feels great nevertheless to the fans of the team.

Speaking of the fans, the city of Boston, Massachusetts is, of course, celebrating wildly. There was a victory parade on the day of Halloween; there is currently a 2018 championship banner hanging outside of Fenway Park. Banners from the previous Series can be found there as well.

Residents of Boston took to the streets and the bars all across the city to celebrate the win on Sunday night. On the other side of the country, those who were lucky enough to see the game in person stayed long after the end of the final inning, screaming and singing in the stands.

This World Series also made MLB history, its third game on October 26th in Los Angeles is now the longest postseason game ever, having lasted 7 hours and 20 minutes, and 18 innings. Unfortunately, for Boston fans, it also happens to be the one game that the Sox lost. Still, it's awesome to be a part of history, and nothing changes the fact that the team ultimately did win the championship title!

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8 Emotions All Baseball Fans Feel During The Return Of MLB

It's enough to make even the manliest men emotional.

Baseball season is the greatest season, tied with football season, of course (don’t @ me). With baseball season comes summer and with summer comes sun and fun. How could someone not love it? Any baseball fan knows that the beginning of this amazing season means a roller coaster of emotions. From going to games to listening to the broadcast on the radio or watching it on the TV, fans everywhere can’t wait to get their (almost) daily dose of their favorite teams. This feeling extends through the summer all the way into October when everyone hopes that they will be seeing their team compete for a World Series Title.

So before you turn the TV on to watch today’s game, let’s talk about what you are about to (or already) feel:

1. Happiness

Pure joy rushes through the veins of every die-hard baseball fan during this time of year. The hype of the season and what is to come is enough to make anyone want to dance. Our jerseys are cleaned, tickets are printed, and foam fingers are packed. We're ready to go to the ballpark.

2. Fangirling

The return of key players, especially if you’re coming back from a previously successful season, is enough to make even the manliest men emotional. Big name players are essential to the hype that surrounds a team and a team’s fanbase. Chances are you own the jersey of this player, just like everyone else in a 50-mile radius of the team’s home stadium.

3. Competitive

The competitive spirit is in us all. Sometimes, we find that our rivalries get a little carried away but all for the love of the game. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly, the competitive drive that every fan feels is important to the dynamic of baseball. The roar after a big play motivates players to make another one. The disappointed quiet signals that the team has some work to put in. The uncontrollable cheers signify the support of the home crowd. The chirping toward the other team is our own way of trying to get that tiny mental advantage.

4. Sadness

Not all teams are winning teams. Whether it is losing a game to a league rival or having an overall losing season, a lack of success can bring every fan an overwhelming feeling of sadness and disappointment. But loyalty means something to all baseball fans. No matter how bad your team may be, no fan will walk away from their team.

5. Love

There is so much love in baseball. From falling in love with the game, a team, a park, or the players, baseball fans love harder than any other fans. Just go to a game and you can see it for yourself. Even the fans love each other. Other fans love you because you both share a mutual love for the same team. It’s really a beautiful love story, one of America’s favorite pastimes.

6. Reminiscent

A new season brings back bittersweet memories. Remembering the players lost causes every fan to miss how things use to be. Some find themselves wishing that the lineup was the way it used to be and that this team can be as successful as the last. Sometimes, the shoes of previous beloved players are too big to fill in the hearts of fans.

7. Anticipation

In this beginning period of the long baseball season, anticipation runs at a rapid speed. The first few games only give a small glimpse into how the season may go for your team. But, this early, anything really can happen. Right now, it’s a waiting game.

8. Excitement

No matter what, every fan is excited. Whether your team is top of the league or on a dry spell, baseball is still an exciting game where truly anything can happen. So, again, dance and celebrate. Grab your friends, buy some hot dogs, remember your glove, and get ready for another intense and exciting season of Major League Baseball.

Baseball is back, get hype my friends.

Cover Image Credit: Sports Illustrated

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Dexter Fowler Deserves An Apology

Roughly a fourth of the way through the season, it's very clear that a lot of us were wrong about Fowler.


Baseball is a mental game just as much, if not more of a physical one. Baseball is one of those unique games where failure is present at all times. If you hold a .300 batting average, you've got a pretty good chance of getting into the Hall of Fame. For context, Ty Cobb holds the record for highest career batting average at .366 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In any other sport, if you're only successful 30% of the time, you're rarely viewed as excellent in your sport.

But I don't think the nature of the game usually sways fans from shortsighted opinions and conclusions about the players, especially if they're on our own team. Cardinals fans went through something very similar with our own Dexter Fowler, and some of us really dragged him through the mud. In the second year of his five-year, $82 million deal, Fowler had the worst statistical years of his career. A .180 batting average with a .278 OBP were the cornerstones on what was a very confusing year for many Cardinals fans.

But I want to be very clear when I say that there were two camps with the Fowler situation: those who thought the year was simply a statistical outlier and those who thought that Fowler was at the end of his career, the Cardinals were foolish to give him the money and that the team would be better off trading him if they could find a suitable trade partner for such "broken goods". And maybe this is just my biased Cardinals Twitter point of view, but I felt like the second group was definitely the vocal majority.

But what I think we often forget to remember is there are real people out there playing that game. As weird as that may sound, sports fans often forget that athletes are just as vulnerable to the mental lows that plague so many everyday Americans. Dexter Fowler spent the majority of last season in a deep depression that was both caused and a source of his poor performance on the field. And I'm sure all the negative press he got and the angry fans in his mentions didn't help in the slightest.

But the Cardinals never gave up on him, and for good reason. The numbers Fowler has put up this season are outstanding thus far with still roughly 80% of the season left to play. The commitment the front office showed to Fowler is a reflection of the culture established that makes players want to come and play for this organization. The Cardinals never gave up on him, and so many fans should have taken that same approach. As I said earlier, those are real people out there playing in those Cardinal uniforms.

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