Bill Foley (@Foles74)
I had to read the paragraph again. And then a third time.
Yes, he really wrote that. Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wrote that the 2013 Red Sox championship season was “incredibly lucky and somewhat inadvertent.”
Now, I have taken Doom-and-Gloom Dan with a grain of salt since he suggested Red Sox Nation should panic if the Red Sox didn’t win the fourth game of the 2004 World Series. However, there’s not enough salt in the Atlantic to help swallow the thought a World Series title could be “incredibly lucky” or “somewhat inadvertent.”
Yes, after the 2011 Chicken, Beer and Video Game Red Sox and the 2012 Bobby Valentine mess, the Red Sox contending for a playoff spot, let alone winning the whole thing was considerably unexpected and highly improbable.