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Byline: Sam Donnellon
Oct. 30--DENVER -- The transitional theory is fickle in sports. It does not always follow that if Team A beat Team B and Team B beat Team C, then Team A would beat Team C.
That said, the Red Sox' dominance of the Colorado Rockies in the latest World Series should give pause to the Phillies and any of those other National League teams that saw their 2007 postseason
appearance as the prelude to
a championship run.
The Red Sox are a team on the verge of greatness. The Rockies, Phillies, Padres and Diamondbacks are flawed teams that had good years. They are closer to mediocrity than where the Red Sox are now.
And they might be light years away from where Boston seems headed.
"If we had a couple of miscues in any of those …