Red Sox upheavals in box-score form
A box score from September 5 of last year tells the strange story of the 2011-12 Boston Red Sox.
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At first glance, it looks pretty benign, this box score from September 5 of last year. But look at the names contained therein ...
In that 1-0 Red Sox loss to Toronto, Josh Beckett was the starter for Boston. Later in the game, Jonathan Papelbon made a relief appearance. Adrian Gonzalez started at first base. Kevin Youkilis manned third. Carl Crawford and Josh Reddick occupied the outfield corners. Marco Scutaro was the shortstop, and behind the plate was Jason Varitek. The manager, of course, was Terry Francona, and his boss was GM Theo Epstein.