Red Sox thisclose to another championship

Originally Published: October 27, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

DENVER -- And so we find ourselves typing a sentence that used to reduce 17 generations of New Englanders to tears (not to mention nervous breakdowns -- and an uncontrollable urge to unearth Babe Ruth's piano from the bottom of a lake):

The Boston Red Sox are one victory away from winning the World Series.

The last time we typed those words, just three short years ago, we typed them with great trepidation. They were, after all, still the Red Sox. So you never knew what cataclysmic ...

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