Wednesday, January 9, 2019

We Just Returned From Time-Traveling To January 2020—Here's The News!

In our never-ending effort to serve our readers, a small contingent of FenwayNation editors (one, actually) agreed to 'time-travel' into the future to 'see what we could see'—so to speak. After downing a couple of Dramamine with some Jack Daniels on the rocks (just three cubes, like Sinatra), we strapped ourselves into the S.S. Darren Daulton to spin through a wormhole and end up in January of 2020. Our mandate covers only sports—so we have no insight for you on politics or how much Jeff Bezos' wife got in the divorce settlement. So, here's what we can bring back:

The Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series (sorry, Ellen Adair)—even after The Fightins acquired both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper in the off-season. Machado ended the four-game sweep by striking out on a knuckle-curve from re-acquired Craig Kimbrel (who logged an MLB-record 80 saves, after agreeing to a 3-year, $45 million contract—with two team opt-outs);

The Yankees finished in fourth place in the AL East—with Troy Tulowitzki leading the team in home runs at 14. In June, Giancarlo Stanton pulled a hammy in the on-deck circle and missed the rest of the season, while James Paxton lacerated a thumb on his pitching hand while chopping down a big maple tree on his New Jersey estate back in March;

Dustin Pedroia Won His Second American League MVP AwardThe Muddy Chicken returned to the Boston line-up and led the league in hitting (.341), OBP (.406) and stolen bases (60). He also won his 5th Gold Glove at second base.

That's all we got—oh, and the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl, 58-14.