Sport: How Boston's Mighty Have Fallen

That juicy 14-game Red Sox lead browned out

The crash was all the more humiliating, after the dizzying descent, because it came before their adoring fans, who came to cheer and stayed to boo. In Fenway Park, their beloved tiny gem of a stadium, the Boston Red Sox did the unthinkable: they lost four straight to the New York Yankees, their hated rivals, whiffing the breeze with their bats and booting grounders like soccer players. The tragedy had been unfolding for weeks, painfully, inexorably, the most fascinating horror story of the major leagues this...

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