Red Sox win World Series again, dominate MLB in all areas

“You wear rings in October,” Red Sox GM Theo Epstein said in spring training, “not in April.” His team backed up his words.

The Red Sox celebrate on the Coors Field diamond after claiming their second World Series title in four seasons.

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The Red Sox celebrate on the Coors Field diamond after claiming their second World Series title in four seasons.

Red Sox players doused each other in champagne in the locker room after the game.

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Red Sox players doused each other in champagne in the locker room after the game.

Third baseman Mike Lowell was named series MVP. He scored six runs and had four RBI in the four-game sweep.

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Third baseman Mike Lowell was named series MVP. He scored six runs and had four RBI in the four-game sweep.

Jon Lester, shown with his parents, earned the win in Game 4, one year after leaving the Red Sox to battle cancer.

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Jon Lester, shown with his parents, earned the win in Game 4, one year after leaving the Red Sox to battle cancer.

Denver, CO 10/28/07 - Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Theo Epstein, GM, pose with the Championship trophy. - (Chin, Barry/Globe Staff) Library Tag 10292007 jlmgaller

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Manager Terry Francona, center, GM Theo Epstein, right, and their advisors posed with the trophy after the game.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox seize Series, stamp new millenium as their own

Frustrated for the final eight decades of the 20th century, the Red Sox have emerged as hardball monsters of the new millennium.

Jon Lester kisses his girlfriend, Farah Johnson, after earning the win in Game 4 of the World Series.

On Baseball

Jon Lester proves he’s a true winner and survivor

There wasn’t a fan alive who couldn’t have felt for Lester who had cancer, beat it, and then came out and won the Series.

Jason Varitek leaps into the arms of Jonathan Papelbon as they celebrate the Red Sox’ second World Series title in four years.

Bob Ryan

Absent the drama, winning a title still very sweet

What? No movie crew? See, this is what happens when you win it all under the simple guise of just being the best team, absent the melodrama.

Red Sox owner John Henry brought two World Series titles to Boston since 2004. The city hadn’t experience any in the 86 years before.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox ownership group climbing annals of Boston lore

Epstein. Henry, Werner, and Lucchino. Theo and the Trio. And to think we once had reservations about them.

Jonathan Papelbon better off with switch not made

The closer arrived in spring expecting to be part of the Red Sox’ starting rotation. Luckily, the move never happened.

David Ortiz the man at the center of Red Sox’ title run

The DH not only understood the expectation of excellence, he embraced it, in the batter’s box and in the community.

Top 10 memories

Best moments en route to World Series title

From Clay Buchholz’s no-hitter to the four straight home runs, the most indelible moments.

More 2007 World Series

More 2007 World Series

Mike Lowell, right, had four RBI in the World Series, including a home run in the series-clinching win.

Mike Lowell went from castoff to World Series hero

Lowell’s transformation from salary-dump throw-in to World Series MVP has been impressive.