World Series 2018: How to Sound Smart about the Red Sox and Dodgers


You’ve been busy and so have the teams in the seven months since Opening Day. Here is some help to catch up.

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David WaldsteinScott Cacciola

We know, it’s been a long baseball season. After 162 games (this year the Dodgers played 163!), there were several rounds of playoffs to follow. And now, after all that, we’re finally at the World Series. It’s entirely possible you’re not a fan of the Red Sox or the Dodgers (or a fan of baseball for that matter), and life has so many distractions these days. A lot happens in baseball in seven months (yes, it’s been seven months since opening day), so you’re forgiven for not being up to speed.

Here’s a cheat sheet to help you sound like the authoritative baseball fan you’ve always wanted to sound like.


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The Red Sox won 108 games in the regular season, which is the most Boston has ever won. It is also the fourth time they have won at least 100 games. In two of those three other seasons, the Red Sox went on to win the World Series. In 1912 they won 105 of 152 games, in 1915 they won 101 of 151 games and in 1946 they won 104 out of 154 games….



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