When it comes to the World Series, there is nothing I love more than a Team of Destiny. You can win 106 games and be utterly dominant. You can have the biggest payroll and the best starting rotation.
But if you’re up against a Team of Destiny? Forget about it.
A Team of Destiny doesn’t appear very often. Most years, the best team wins the World Series and that’s that.
But watching a Team of Destiny emerge, out of nowhere? There is literally nothing more exciting in all of sports.
The Boston Red Sox had a torrid first half of the season, then an All-Star collapse, and then a last-minute, gut-check run to sneak into the playoffs.
Then they beat the Yankees in the one-game Wildcard. Got one of the flukiest breaks you’ve ever seen in the 13th(!) inning of Game 3 against a superior Tampa team. And then they walked-off back-to-back games to advance to the ALCS.
Could they be a Team of Destiny? Stay tuned.
(As a special bonus, he included “this production on the Greatest Team of Destiny Evah.”)
After blowing a Game One that they arguably should have won. the Sox blew out the Houston Astros 9-5 yesterday, launching two – count ’em, two – grand slam homers.
As Boston Globe scribe Dan Shaughnessy notes in today’s edition of the stately local broadsheet, “Red Sox are unbeatable after a loss in the postseason under manager Alex Cora.”
But . . . lose one, win one?
If math is destiny, that won’t add up.