Red Sox' last waltz

Posted: March 29, 2013

The Red Sox turned their last waltz into a victory dance as they rebounded in 2007 from two disappointing seasons to roll over Colorado in four games.

What the core players did: The Sox swept the 2004 World Series over the Cardinals, and then did the same in 2007 to the Rockies. With 2004 stars Johnny Damon, Kevin Millar, Pedro Martinez, and Derek Lowe gone by 2007, it was up to former Phillie Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Jason Varitek to go out in glory. Here is how they fared:

Schilling, 2004: 21-6 regular season; 1-0, 0.00 ERA World Series. 2007: 9-8 regular season; 1-0, 1.69 ERA World Series.

Wakefield, 2004: 12-10 regular season; 0-0, 12.27 ERA World Series. 2007: 17-12 regular season; DNP in World Series.

Ortiz, 2004: .301, 41 HRs regular season; .308, 4 RBIs World Series. 2007: .332, 117 RBIs regular season; .333, 4 RBIs World Series.

Ramirez, 2004: .308, 43 HRs regular season; .412, 4 RBIs World Series. 2007: .296, 20 HRs regular season; .250 World Series.

Varitek, 2004: .296 regular season; .154 World Series. 2007: .255 regular season; .333, 5 RBIs World Series.  

Conclusion: The Phillies and their fans would be thrilled if the Phils went out this way.

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