With their blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford to Los Angeles, the boys from Boston have hit the reset button. The core group of guys that inspired 42 of 45 ESPN “experts” (who doesn’t love the occasional passive agressive quotation marks) to predict the Sox would make the 2011 World Series are now gone. The team has some financial flexibility for the first time in a few years and this offseason they’ll be looking to remake their image. But before we let them totally wipe the slate, let’s just make sure to never forget how far they’ve fallen.
- At least 9 are dead and 25 missing after a warehouse party fire in Oakland, CA. Dozens of fatalities are feared.
- Donald Trump broke with decades of US policy by speaking with the president of Taiwan Friday, a move that could anger China.
- BuzzFeed News analyzed all the links in Donald Trump's tweets to determine where the president-elect gets his news 📰❗️
- Cuba prepares to bury Fidel Castro: his ashes arrived in Santiago today, the city where he declared his socialist revolution victorious.