Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox. Tonight, they clinched their third World Series championship in less than a decade. Here’s the mob scene after the clinching out:

Boston becomes only the second team in baseball history to go from finishing last one year, then winning the World Series championship the next year. They join the 1991 Minnesota Twins as the only teams to go ‘worst to first’ and win the World Series.

St. Louis had a great year. Mike Matheny is a great manager. Still, this was Boston’s year. Any team with a nucleus of Big Papi, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia in the starting lineup and Jon Lester and John Lackey at the top of the rotation has a shot at winning it all.

Adding Mike Napoli in the offseason, then addding Jake Peavey during the season were master strokes. Of course, it can’t hurt when Big Papi hits .688 in the World Series and Napoli breaks Lou Gehrig’s RBI record with 14.

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