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Red Sox win Series in six games

For the first time in 95 years, the Boston Red Sox fans got it: a World Series title clinched at Fenway Park. The win, sealed with a 6-1 victory Wednesday night, adds a third trophy to their post-curse case -- enough to bring up the "D" word. And we don't mean "David Ortiz," whose walk-filled Game 6 added to his MVP performance (.688/.760/1.188, seven runs, six RBIs, two homers). Is Papi the best postseason hitter ever? Is Boston MLB's best franchise?

Are the 2004-present Boston Red Sox a dynasty?

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  • What grade would you give the World Series?

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  • How will you remember the 2013 World Series?

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  • How do you feel about the Red Sox beating the Cardinals in the World Series?

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  • Is David Ortiz the most clutch postseason hitter of all time?

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  • How would you describe John Lackey's career?

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  • Is Michael Wacha a future ace?

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  • Will Koji Uehara, now age 38, be an elite closer next season?

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  • Which is the best-run franchise in baseball?

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  • Which is the better baseball city?

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  • How will the Cardinals fare in 2014?

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John Farrell vs. Mike Matheny

Neither John Farrell nor Mike Matheny have a whole lot of experience as managers, and it's shown at times in the World Series. Farrell and Matheny have made both great calls and somewhat questionable ones in the first five games of one of the more exciting World Series in recent memory. Which manager has been doing the better job with the tools he's been given?

Who has done the best job in the World Series?

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  • How would you grade John Farrell's performance?

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  • What has been John Farrell's best decision so far?

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Gomes, Sox square World Series

There's no obstructing this fact: The 2013 World Series isn't about to disappear. That's because the Boston Red Sox -- who suffered a bizarre fate at the end of Game 3 -- rebounded with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, powered by Jonny Gomes' three-run homer in the sixth inning. The Series now is tied. Will it go the distance?

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  • Which team will win Game 5 of the World Series in St. Louis? (Series tied 2-2)

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  • Will the World Series go to seven games?

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  • How would you grade the umpiring in the World Series so far?

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  • Which manager would you rather have?

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Cards knot Series; who wins it?

Those expecting a sweep after the Boston Red Sox's resounding Game 1 win can forget that idea. Thanks to a three-run seventh inning, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled even in the World Series on Thursday night with a 4-2 decision. Now the series heads to the Midwest. How will it play out?

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  • Which team will win Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis? (Tied 1-1)

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  • Would the Cardinals still have won Game 2 had Craig Breslow not thrown errantly to third, allowing Jon Jay to score the go-ahead run in the seventh?

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  • John Farrell says Mike Napoli will sit instead of playing catcher when the series shifts to St. Louis. Is this a good move?

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  • Which team are you rooting for in the World Series?

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  • Which team has the better starting pitching staff?

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