By Mike Harrington
BOSTON -- Yes, the World Series starts tonight but it's hard for anyone here to forget how the Boston Marathon ended here in April (the shot above is the finish line taken yesterday, still painted on Boylston Street). The Red Sox have been a rallying point for the city all summer and into the fall and those feelings never go away when you see the "Boston Strong" logo on the Green Monster and mowed into the center field grass at Fenway Park.
Here's a look at today's stories:
Boston Strong is a lifestyle now in the wake of the April bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the Red Sox are a big reason why. Among interviews with players and manager John Farrell that were done yesterday, I also visited the quaint candy store (right) that was the Ground Zero-like location for the first blast.
Things ended badly for John Farrell in Toronto but the former Bisons player and Cleveland farm director has been a new sheriff in Boston, serving as a strong leader through the tough times of April and leading the Red Sox back to October glory.
If you missed any of our blogs yesterday (where were you?), we've got a good recap of the day's chatter in our World Series notebook.
I made my pick and it's Cardinals in six. You can click on the link to see why. Hall of Fame writer Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun polled the press room yesterday and was kind enough to include me in his list of writers' picks on the series. They're pretty much all over the map.
Now it's your turn. Who's winning this thing? Vote below
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