Moehringer writes about a man who, many feel, has been wronged. We like the opening paragraphs of the piece, in which Moehringer is crafty with us readers, leading us in one direction, only to turn another way. We like that his character has heroic qualities.

We found the tale compelling and well-written, if at times a bit overwrought. One strength of the sports-writing style is its quick pace and muscularity—and this piece has it. Moehringer kept us interested to the end.

Read “The Red Sox’s Bloodiest Day,” by J.R. Moehringer

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