An early start on the Red Sox road to improvement

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An early start on the Red Sox road to improvement

I'm saving my thoughts on the John Farrell hiring until hes introduced tomorrow not because I'm waiting for it to be official, its just a matter of time but theres one aspect of Farrell's reunion with the Red Sox thats worth pointing out right now.

Tomorrow is October 23. Bobby Valentine was introduced on December 1. That means that this year's managerial search was completed 40 says earlier this season. 40 DAYS. Now, that's probably more of an indicationa reminder of what a joke last year was for the Sox. Congratulating them on a "brief" three week managerial search is like congratulating the World's Fattest Man on dropping 30 pounds. It's all relative.

But it's also a start. It's an improvement. It's something the Sox can use to their advantage, and at this point, it's clear that they need every advantage they can possibly lay their hands on.

With that, there's more to come on Farrell tomorrow. But let's take a second and appreciate that tomorrow is October 23, not December 1, and that the Sox are at least making strides to cut the fat from last year's disaster. Even if they still have plenty of pounds to go.

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game: