On Monday, the Boston Red Sox held the introductory press conference for the new Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. Based off watching footage of the press conference and doing some research about Bloom, I believe this is a fantastic hire by the Red Sox. Bloom seems like a terrific young baseball mind with high expectations for the future.
At some indefinite point last season, something changed—or rather, something was revived. For most of the previous five-plus seasons, the greatest rivalry in American sports had taken a bit of vacation. One team dominated while the other had a rare down-year, trash-talk was kept to a whisper, brawls were nearly nonexistent.