2007 World Series
2007 World Series Rox versus Sox in the 2007 World Series.
Find that written anywhere during Spring Training, you won't. The surprise of the year most certainly wore purple & black. The "very good team on a magical roll", as described by Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, won twenty-one of their last twenty-two regular season games, had a team earned run average of 2.05, a bullpen earned run average of 1.55, and set a new Major League record for best fielding percentage by a team during the regular season. Good pitching & good fielding, a winning formula that finally brought Todd Helton to the Fall Classic — magical just might be an understatement.
The Red Sox are "good at drama", again spoken by Epstein, and proved it during the regular season, the Division Series & the 7-game League Championship comeback of the year. They too used the winning formula and had the best earned run average in the American League and second best fielding percentage. Mix in some truly savvy veterans with serious depth of experience and they too could easily be considered magical.
Twin peaks: Sox are champs
Boston rides four-game sweep to second title in four seasons
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
DENVER -- A scintillating seven-game winning streak that began in Cleveland with the season on the brink of elimination ended Sunday night with the Red Sox mobbing each other in the thin air of Coors Field of all places, culminating in a World Series championship that didn't take even close to 86 years this time around.
By sweeping the Rockies with a 4-3 victory in Game 4, the Red Sox are champions of Major League Baseball for the second time in four seasons, once again doing it by giving their National League opponent the broom treatment. It was the seventh -- there goes that number again -- time the Red Sox have won the World Series.
This time, Red Sox bulldozed their way to title
By Jayson Stark
DENVER -- It's never an easy thing to comprehend when the universe changes before your eyes.
You're never sure why. You're never sure how. And normally, you're never sure when.
But if anyone asks, you can tell them you saw it all unfold on the last Sunday night in October, in a scenic Colorado ballpark nestled between the mountain peaks.
You didn't just see the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. You didn't just see the Red Sox sweep the World Series. You saw something bigger, something deeper, something historic.
This wasn't 2004. That's ancient history now. This wasn't 86 years of torment and misery, curses and ghosts, being washed away by events taking place on a baseball field. This was different. Very different. Couldn't have been more different.