Nothing distracts fans of an under-performing team like another local team in a different sport vying for a championship.
While Boston Red Sox fans continue to rue an up-and-down season filled with injuries, clubhouse drama and the inability to rise above the AL East cellar, they are simultaneously—and happily—watching the Celtics make one last push for another NBA title in the Big Three era.
If only there was a way for the Celtics’ championship mojo to rub off on their baseball counterparts.
Which begs the question: If the Celtics’ starting five were members of the Red Sox, what positions would they play? Better yet, who are their BoSox doppelgangers—past or present?