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Video: Taiwanese NMA-TV Animation Recaps Epic Red Sox Collapse

Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Jon Lester (YouTube Still)

In case you somehow forgot what happened to the Red Sox during the 2011 season, Tawain’s NMA-TV put together a little computer animation video.

The video features David Ortiz with a hobo’s bindle, Theo Epstein with a Chicago Cubs briefcase, the ghost of Babe Ruth, and of course, fat versions of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, and John Lackey eating fried chicken, drinking beer, and playing video games.

“The Boston Red Sox suffered for decades under the Curse of the Bambino. But with World Series wins in 2004 and 2007, it seemed the curse has been reversed.

The Sox were doing well before blowing up in September. Some do not blame the Bambino, but a pitching staff that got lazy: eating fried chicken and drinking beer during games.

In the most epic implosion in history, the Red Sox went from leading the division to missing out on the playoffs.

Manager Terry Francona and GM Theo Epstein are gone. Star hitter David Ortiz might be next. How would Big Papi look in pinstripes?”

Without further ado, here’s the video:

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