‘Best Team Ever!’
Eric Ortiz, in January: “2011 Red Sox Will Challenge 1927 Yankees for Title of Greatest Team in Major League History”:
The 2011 Red Sox possess all the pieces to have a season for the ages. If everything falls into place and the breaks go their way, they could do more than set records and become champions. They could do more than take their place on Immortality Peak and end up being mentioned in the same sentence as legendary clubs of the past: the 1929 A’s, the epic Yankees teams of the ’30s, the 1970 Orioles, the 1976 Reds.
The 2011 Red Sox could accomplish a feat that has never been done. They could unseat the 1927 Yankees as the greatest major league team of all time.
I was wrong.
He shouldn’t be so hard on himself. He was right about the Sox having a season for the ages.