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September 10, 2012 Issue
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September 10, 2012 Issue

The Epic Red Sox Fail

What's wrong with the Red Sox? Of course the short answer is "everything," but Tom Verducci delves deep into how baseball's model franchise morphed into an utter disaster in under a year. From the "chicken and beer" controversy to the tumultuous year for Bobby Valentine to the enormous salary detonation that sent the expensive Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to Los Angeles, the Red Sox have endured a year to hopefully never remember.

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