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By Rick Berry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Rick Berry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ruth Davidson, Copy Editor

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With the Boston Red Sox winning the world series last weekend, it has left many baseball critics asking the question as to what made this team so good they won the world series? How did a team who went decade after decade (86 years) without winning a world series to become the only team in the 21st century to win it four times? What makes this team so special?

Critics have been analyzing the Red Sox since their big win and have come up with a few key reasons as to why this team became so good.

One of the first reasons that critics say they were so successful with their 108 regular-season game wins is because of the “stars-and-scrubs-roster” they created that seemed to have more flaws than strengths. With so many MLB All-Stars on the roster such as Brock Holt, Eduardo Nunez, Christian Vazquez and Steve Pearce, many people were shocked at the rookies that the Red Sox picked up for the season.

Despite the skeptical outlook on the original roster, many critics are now saying that the reason the team was so good was because those All-Star players could teach and encourage those rookies, creating a new dynamic on the team.

In trying to learn from a professional team like the Red Sox, Pleasant Valley High School baseball player Keagan MaCaullife says, “The red sox had great team chemistry and with chemistry brings success, so the PV players could learn to build more team chemistry so we can rely on one another to do their jobs and to work together as a family and win games.”

Playing baseball is not small feat in high school and any high school level team is ready and willing to learn from a world-class team such as the Red Sox. By looking recently of the Red Sox, it allows players like MaCaullife and his team to watch them and become better.

Another reason the Boston Red Sox have dominated is because they have realized that it takes 25 guys to win. They are a tight knit bond of guys and try their very best to love and encourage each other every step of the way. Their star outfielder Mookie Betts mentioned in an interview that each guy on the team wants to pitch in and do their very best to help win the game. As silly as it sounds to having the Red Sox realize that they should all help out, many baseball teams never realize that.

CJ Hoskins, a Luther baseball commit and varsity member of the Pleasant Valley Boys Baseball teams says this regarding the way his team can become better by watching the Red Sox. “High school teams like us can learn so much from a team like the Red Sox, whether it is just fundamentals or the mindset we need to have. The Red Sox are one of the most family oriented teams I have seen in a while, so it just goes to show that you need to have a brotherly bond before you can have a winning baseball team.”

Along with having stellar players present on their team, the Red Sox are not only successful because of their skill. They are successful because of the emotional connection they have with their team members and the way that family environment enhances their performance.

With this upcoming baseball season, the seniors such as McAuliffe and Hoskins are hoping that their team can learn something from watching the Red Sox play and strengthen that brotherhood every team desires.

 

 

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