Pitching is Boston's biggest worry

The Red Sox return to October Madness as the defending champs for the first time since the Woodrow Wilson administration, writes Jayson Stark.

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:13 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The Idiots don't work here anymore.

Sad, isn't it? But nothing in sports is forever -- even the greatest nickname in sports history. And so, for the Boston Red Sox, as another October beckons, it's time to move on -- into another life, another dimension, another Octoberfest.

"You know," said Red Sox GM Theo Epstein on Sunday, "even idiots grow up."

Then again, since the Red Sox haven't won a World Series without a decent nickname in 87 years, we don't know yet if it's ...

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