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Today's links look at the unexpected turnaround and how it affects the way we look at this run, Xander Bogaerts' awesomeness, and a possible boost the Cardinals may receive in the World Series.
Shane Victorino's grand slam will go down as one of the greatest moments in recent Red Sox history. Rob Bradford breaks it down. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
The unexpectedness of this World Series run makes it stand out even more in Larry Lucchino's mind. (Evan Drellich; Masslive.com)
After all the excitement of this season, all of the worries from this past spring are long forgotten. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)
Xander Bogaerts is obviously doing amazing things for someone his age, but he could play a huge role in the World Series, even forgetting about his youth. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
What a long strange trip it's been for Jose Iglesias in 2013*. (Julian Benbow; Boston.com)
John Tomase gives the Red Sox a slight edge over St. Louis, but does acknowledge that they are an extremely tough test. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)
Allen Craig is taking BP for the Cardinals, and is poised to return from injury to be on their World Series roster. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)
*I hate myself for that sentence.
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