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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Game one of the World Series is tonight, and of course, we’re nervous. We’ve waited five long years for another shot at this, and the thought of having to wait another year is almost unbearable.

For you younger readers, that was a joke.

Still, losing the series this year would be a disappointment, given how great the Sox have been all year long. They play baseball the way it should be played – patience at the plate, great defense, running the bases well.

And for the first time in awhile, the Red Sox are likeable. There’s no chicken-and-beer selfishness or punk disrespect of Hall of Famer broadcasters. Alex Cora has established a culture, and it sure looks like they all go along without a squawk.

Another notable thing about the Sox this year – their tunnel vision. The inevitable fan whining – however ridiculous during a 100-plus win season - doesn’t seem to distract them.

Even David Price seems locked in for once.

Instead, this team has used the high expectations Boston fans have as motivation to excel. That’s more like it.

Again, credit to Cora.

And the Dodgers? A good team, but from a lesser league and city.

Sox in five.

Mookie Betts the MVP.

You heard it here first.

But please – no wagering.

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