Get ready for one last October ride with David Ortiz in this Red Sox postseason preview
It's almost time for the postseason! As teams punch their tickets to the October party, we're taking a look back at their season -- giving away some Season Superlatives and also offering you a chance to learn which member of the team you actually are.
The Red Sox are in the postseason for the first time since 2013 -- a year in which an unexpectedly great Boston team, led by franchise icon
For Red Sox fans, it probably feels good to be back atop the division and playing baseball in the brisk October air. For everyone else, fear is probably setting in as they realize Boston's high-octane offense has scored the most runs in MLB -- even more than the powerhouse Cubs. And that offense is led by, who else, Boston's retiring October hero, Big Papi.
It's been a superlative season, so what better way to honor it than by giving out some superlatives of our own?
Most amazing defensive play
That was never more clear than when Bradley came soaring in to rob a hit from
Most joyous celebration
But while Bradley's defense made us gasp all season, he was simply one piece of a youthful Red Sox outfield that is as fun as it is talented -- comprised of the speedy center fielder Bradley, the diminutive superstar
The trio obviously have played a huge part in all of the wins the Red Sox have racked up, but they've filled an even bigger role as the team's de facto spirit squad -- celebrating each of Boston's victories with a jaunty, everchanging dance:
Most entertaining dugout presence
On a team with some eclectic personalities -- from
And, it doesn't matter if it's the dugout at Fenway Park or the clubhouse at the All-Star Game, Big Papi's presence is always entertaining:
And, from now through the postseason, if you tweet using the hashtag #ThanksPapi, an emoji of Ortiz automatically comes with it. So, he's not just entertaining in the dugout -- he's entertaining everywhere:
But there are so many exciting members of the Red Sox -- which one best represents you? Take this quiz and find out: