If the Red Sox don't win the World Series, it shouldn't be a huge shock around these parts.
Not because they aren't good enough to win, but because they would be following an unfortunate trend in Boston.
Each of the major sports teams would have lost in their respective championships over the last few years, after winning previously. The Celtics lost to the Lakers, the Patriots lost to the Giants, and most recently, the Bruins lost to the Blackhawks.
Bob Ryan and Gary Tanguay discuss this tidbit, and the fact that Boston teams have been in 12 championships (15 including the Revolution) since February of 2002.