We've been through this twice before. It's the season after a Red Sox title run, and we're all wondering how the Red Sox might be able to do it again.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- En route to winning their third World Series since 2004, the Red Sox played nearly into November last fall.
The Red Sox came into last season with expectations at something close to an all-time low. Then they won the World Series.
Just a year ago, this story might have seemed destined for the Onion. What a difference a year (and surgery, and hard work, and a World Series title) can make.