Amid talk of the different factors that led the Red Sox to their fourth World Series in 15 years, one factor has actually gone unnoticed.
Sure, they had great (and high-priced) talent and great chemistry. Some claimed having a new manager in Alex Cora changed the culture and helped them keep their competitive edge over a long season (based on his experience as bench coach for last year‘s champs, the Houston Astros). While others pointed that a number of these players had strong motivation for redemption. But so did the Los Angeles Dodgers, who made it to the World Series last year and lost – and did not want to come in second again.
What’s the secret factor?