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Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox were spoiled long before this

The late Sparky Anderson said it best about “spoilers.’’

“Spoilers are losers,’’ said Anderson, who won World Series in both leagues before he was enshrined in Cooperstown. “It’s easy to play in September when you got nothing to play for. No pressure. You always want to do your best, but anybody who takes pride in playing without pressure and eliminating someone else is a loser.’’

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