The Blistering, Bearded, Joyful, Never-Say-Die, Improbable, Sensational, Worst-to-First, Rejubilant World Champion Boston Red Sox

Tony Massarotti on Big Papi, Dennis Eckersley on Koji, and how the worst-to-first Red Sox won back the city’s heart—again.


Photograph by Gary Land

It’s going to be a long time before we want to let go of the 2013 Red Sox season. From chills in April to thrills in October, it was unlike any other. Since we all don’t get a World Series trophy to hug, here are a few other ways to remember the team’s historical run:

I Love You, You Ugly, Miserable Bastards

 Jason Schwartz on how the 2013 Red Sox won us back.

The Biggest Papi

Tony Massarotti breaks down David Ortiz’s batting and brainpower, pitch by pitch.


Red Sox music director TJ Connelly has the best off-field gig on Yawkey Way: He’s Fenway Park’s official DJ, dropping the needle on every song you hear before, during, and after the games. Here, he explains his favorite musical moments from the team’s magical season.

Always Be Closing

How did a 38-year-old become the most feared reliever in baseball? Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley explains Koji Uehara’s dominance.