Red Sox Start Playoffs with Best Record in Baseball
Posted: October 4th, 2013
With the NFL season underway, the MLB playoffs more than half way done, the NHL regular season starting and the NBA preseason coming to a close, there is no better place for a sports fan to be than Boston in October. Boston has historic teams in every major professional sports league in North America. Many of them, like the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Boston Celtics, are historic franchises and perennial playoff contenders.
The Red Sox, which play in one of Major League Baseball's most historic stadiums, are scheduled to start the American League Division Series this afternoon versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox enter the post season after having the best regular season since 2004.
While the Red Sox season is nearing its end, the Bruins, Boston's NHL team (one of the original six teams that made up the NHL) just began their season with a 3 to 1 win over the Tampa Bay lightning. Bruin faithful hope for another successful year after a heartbreaking loss in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Bruins have made the playoffs the past six seasons, advancing to the finals in twice and won the Stanley Cup championship in 2011.
The Patriots have continued to be a strong team after their loss last year in the AFC Championship game to the eventual Super Bowl Champions the Baltimore Ravens. Their record is currently 4-0 and they play the Cincinnati Bangles (2-2) on Sunday afternoon.
While the NBA season does not start until later the month, the Celtics look to have a tough year ahead of them. Extremely successful under coach Doc Rivers from 2007-2012, winning the NBA championship in 2008, the Celtics have lost Doc Rivers, star players Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett in a trade, and Rajon Rando to injury. Only time will tell if the Celtics can maintain their playoff form this season.