The Boston Red Sox play in the legendary Fenway Park, residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Established to the American League in 1901, the BoSox were formerly known as the Red Stockings until 1908. They have constantly been competitive throughout their grand history, taking 7 World Series and 12 AL Pennants. The organization was previously plagued with the Curse of the Bambino, which supposedly originated with their trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. This marked the start to a long World Series drought from 1918 to 2004, but Red Sox fans were overjoyed with the teamís 2004 World Series victory. Coming back from a 0-3 series deficit, the Socks beat the Yanks, a historically bitter rivalry, 4 games in a row, advancing to the World Series and consequently sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite the championship curse, the franchise showcased many extraordinary talents, such as Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Tim Wakefield, and Carl Yastrzemski.
Now that the Red Sox have reversed the curse, they intend to make plenty of World Series runs in the present and future, around current offensive players Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Adrian Gonzalez who all look to beat the Green Monster and the Pesky Pole. Their pitching has the potential to be elite as well, with All-Star talents Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daniel Bard, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Bostonís star-studded roster looks to remain on top for years to come.