There's no two ways about it, it has been an incredible, joy ride, roller coaster, insert-cliché-here few years for the Boston Red Sox.
Since 2003, at this exact juncture one third of the way through the gruelling MLB season, Boston's win totals have been as follows; 31, 31, 28, 31, 36, 31, 29 (2009). What does that tell you, other than that Boston have been in the running for the AL East title every season seven seasons in a row?From the Boston Globe
It speaks volumes for the consistency and stability of the Sox front office. Theo Epstein and the gang have managed to field a competitive team in the most competitive of divisions year after year. Epstein is a pretty fascinating character, at age 35 he has consistently out-maneuvered his vastly more experienced AL East rivals, particularly the Yankees. He presides over a side with a core of superb young players the like of which the rest of the Majors is rabidly jealous over, and he does it with little or no fanfare.
At this point of the season it is easy to get caught up in the day to day dealings on the diamond, however the above statistics really show how over a long period of time, the Red Sox are in extremely good hands.
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