Steve Pearce not only grew up a Red Sox fan, but he also was once drafted by his favorite team. So the fact that he was the World Series MVP of Boston’s latest championship was your ultimate storybook script, right?
Well, let’s put it this way: It was a script that had various twists and turns along the way before the invaluable journeyman role player could be a driving force in helping the 2018 Red Sox cement their place as one of the all-time great teams in MLB history.
Pearce’s surreal October was made possible by dealing Dave Dombrowski’s first move of trade season. It was June 28 when Dombrowski patched one of the few holes this juggernaut of a team had — a professional right-handed bat who was known for crushing lefties to come off the bench.