Having spent what seemed like 4 or 5 hundred nanoseconds analyzing this possibility I have concluded beyond debate that the Red Sox will indeed win the SB this coming February.
This certainly won't be an easy run for them and will be even tougher if they go deep in the baseball playoffs. However they have all the advantages a team could want to make a run at the big show.
- They will be well rested. We all can agree that baseball players don't really do much so fatigue shouldn't be an issue even after a full MLB season.
- Strength of schedule. The commissioner and the league will look down on them and provide them with a cake walk of a schedule assuring them an undefeated season to finish the year at 10-0 just making it into the playoffs via wild card.
- Most important of all they have the Patriots tapes. As some of us know from reading the local media but not widely reported at the national level, the "spygate" tapes were shipped to Fenway park by the Patriots for safe storage. Knowing that Goodell would be sending and NFL Swat team to Gillette Stadium to get them the Pats organization pulled an Iraq and sent all it's state secrets to a safe location knowing Goodell wouldn't have any authority to seize property being held by a baseball team and also not having an inter-sport agreement in place be able to have the MLB commissioner assist him in this matter.
So there you have it people. Cry all you want about the advantage the Pats had with "spygate" but in reality the final outcome is the Red Sox winning the SB. This will prove once and for all how important those tapes are when a MLB team runs the table to the title.