From worst to first, the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series led by Manager John Farrell. Finishing the 2012 season with their worst record since 1965, 69-93. That added on to the heartbreaking end of the 2011 season, which made the Red Sox nation with little hopes for the 2013 season. But we learned to never count them out, being predicted to finish on the bottom of the American League East, the underdogs quickly rose to the top of the AL East after winning 20 out of their first 28 games. Then finishing the regular season with the best record in the Major League Baseball. The Red Sox clinched the AL East on Sept. 20 for the first time since 2007. The team consisted of a lot of new faces including David Ross, Koji Uehara, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Johnny Gomes and Ryan Dempster. A huge piece of the team came from the veteran Designated Hitter David Ortiz who came off the Disabled List a little into the season and won the World Series Most Valuable Player. John Farrell was a nominee for Manager of the Year but came in second behind Former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona.
As Uehara threw the last pitch in Game 6, Red Sox fans rejoiced everywhere and the heartbreak was over and healed. Fans like my grandfather felt like a little kid opening presents on Christmas morning, pure happiness. The parade in Boston was packed as always. Once it finished Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy enjoyed the duck boat tour so much that he bought a duck boat.
Looking forward to a 2014 season, I feel that the Red Sox will not have a repeat. As a die hard fan I would love if they did, but I have to be realistic. The Red Sox signed a major contract as the season was ending, Dustin Pedroia signed a 8 year 110 million dollar contract which means we will be having a gold glove second baseman for a while. This new team has a lot of potential and has a bright future ahead, now we just have to wait until Spring training starts.