Friday, October 19, 2018

This 2018 Edition Of The Sox Needs A Suitable (And Wicked Cool ) Nickname

The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 American League Champions. Let that phrase roll off your tongue a few times—and savor it. This aggressive, yet humble, edition of The Carmine Hose has done some historic things this season—a third straight division title, the franchise mark in wins, five straight postseason road victories. But as The Wizard Of Oz might say, "What you don't have is a good nickname". What do we call this bunch? We've had the 2004 Idiots and the 2013 Bearded Band Of Brothers—but nothing readily leaps to mind for this group, does it? Basically, this 2018 team is more akin to the 2007 World Champions—solid, efficient, professional—but not really easily labeled. We can't really call this 2018 crew The Humble Hammers, can we? Then what is a proper sobriquet? If you have a suggestion, please send it along to us at: We will post the best suggestions and pass them along to the Red Sox.