September 30, 2011 The Sox this year blew a big lead in the race for a playoff spot. But in eight seasons, Francona led them to two World Series titles.
The agony: Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Aviles sits in the dugout after his team's 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday (Sept. 28, 2011).
September 29, 2011 Until Wednesday night, no Major League Baseball team that had an 8-game lead for a playoff spot in early September had failed to qualify for post-season play. The Red Sox and Braves both managed to get into the record books for doing just that.
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May 23, 2011 If you're a news junkie and you look close at the fans atop Fenway Park's Green Monster on Saturday evening when the Red Sox' David Ortiz smacked his 300th career home run, you might spot a familiar face.
October 16, 2007 A World Series with the Red Sox and the Rockies?!
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