On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, Kevin Millar talks about the 2004 Red Sox, and Ted and Steve make their picks for teams likely to end World Series droughts.
This week's Strike Zone podcast is all about ending droughts. First up, the show gets a visit from Kevin Millar, the 12-year MLB veteran who helped the Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years back in 2004. After that, the talk turns to the teams who could bring an end to their own title-less streaks.
First up, Ted Keith chats with Millar about the 2004 Sox and how that team overcame history and a huge deficit in that season's ALCS to stun the Yankees and go on to win the franchise's first championship since 1918. After that, the two talk about Millar's former teammate, David Ortiz, and how the Red Sox' longtime designated hitter has been able to put together such a brilliant final season. Steve Cannella then joins Ted to talk about, in the wake of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers bringing a title to the city for the first time in 54 years, which MLB teams could similarly snap championship-less streaks for their own towns. Along the way, they discuss which of those franchises—including the Cubs, Dodgers, Nationals, Indians and Rangers—has the best shot at finally giving their fans a World Series this season.
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