They did it! The Red Sox won their eleventh game of the postseason and 119th game overall on the year on Sunday, clinching another World Series championship for one of the most successful organizations in the sport. This gives Boston their first World Series title since 2013, their fourth since 2004 and their ninth overall. This is truly one of the greatest teams the sport has ever seen, and yet they spent the entire year proving fans and media members wrong. They were, at best, even with the Yankees heading into the year (and anecdotally it seems most had Boston finishing second) in the American League East. They spent their record-setting regular season trying to answer constant questions about their roster. They were (again, anecdotally speaking) only clear favorites in one playoff series. And yet, here we are. Led by a first-year manager and a young core than has grown up together, they are champions.
We will, of course, have every angle covered you in the coming hours, days, weeks and months about this incredible team and this incredible season. It’s going to be a long offseason, but it will be made a lot easier by the fact that the Red Sox won the last game played in 2018. For now, just keep repeating it. The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series champions. And it feels so good.