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The Boston Red Sox are not a particularly likable franchise anymore. They were, prior to 2004, when they hadn’t won a World Series in almost a century. But since then, they’ve become insufferable, surpassed only by the Yankees.
This is why we loved it when they imploded in 2011. Guys eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during the game? Yep, they deserved to suffer humiliation. Then ownership decided it was time for a purge, so they got rid of all but a handful of players, and it was rebuilding time in Beantown. Baseball fans rejoiced at the prospect of 3-5 years without having to watch the Sox in the postseason.
But then 2013 happened. Boston did absolutely everything right in the offseason—signed all the right free agents, made all the right trades, hired the right manager—and now, improbably, the Red Sox are the best team in baseball again and favorites to win the World Series.
Doesn’t that just make you want to throw a baseball at their nuts?
Well, you can’t do that. You would go to jail. What you can do, however, is watch this Vine of David “Big Papi” Ortiz taking a shot to the nuts during a pregame photo op, over…and over…and over…and over.
Go whoever plays the Red Sox next!