If the 2004 championship was the end to 86 years of frustration, heartbreak, and noxious self-regard, and the 2007 championship was a validation of the new era, the 2013 championship was a nice little semi-fluky lagniappe that laid to rest forever all the cosmic talk of cosmic curses ...
What is left is pure normality. That will be the lasting legacy of the 2013 champions: Boston was a well-constructed baseball team ... unburdened by history. It did not have the deadweight of decades hanging around its neck. It was as loose as the 2004 team was and, when it had to be, it was as coldly efficient as the 2007 bunch. ...
 was the first Red Sox championship of the Post-Nonsense Era.
March 4, 2014
Grantland: Red Sox Now In The "Post-Nonsense Era"
by allan at 3:51 PM