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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees: Who's the Real Evil Empire Now?
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It has been quite the month for the Boston Red Sox.

First they blow the biggest September lead in Major League Baseball history.

Then, after the historic meltdown, there were anonymous sources discussing events in the dugout during games, which might have provided an explanation for the collapse. These reports from The Boston Globe claimed that starting pitchers John Lackey, Jon Lester and Josh Beckett were drinking beers and playing video games in the clubhouse during some games.

Along with this report were allegations that manager Terry Francona was abusing pain medication during the year. Many assume that this might have affected him on the field. Francona announced his resignation shortly after the year.

With the Red Sox organization seemingly falling apart, general manager Theo Epstein also wanted out. Yesterday he officially resigned as GM of the Red Sox to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.

After all that happened this year, who is to blame?

Terry Francona? The pitchers? The GM? 

Many believe these anonymous sources to be the Red Sox owners: John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino.

Whoever the sources were, they threw many people under the bus—a move that resembles something the "Evil Empire" would do.

Are the Sox the new Evil Empire?

Here is why the Evil Empire still exists in the Bronx, NY.

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