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Mo Vaughn Reflects On Red Sox Career, Team’s Recent Success

BOSTON (CBS) — Mo Vaughn never got to experience postseason glory with the Red Sox, but the former Boston slugger is certainly soaking in the franchise’s decade of success.

Vaughn joined WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Adam Kaufman to discuss a number of topics, including how it felt when the team finally won a World Series championship in 2004. “The Hit Dog” said that win lifted a weight not just off his shoulders, but the shoulders of anyone who had donned a Boston uniform during that 86-year title drought.

“When the Sox clinched the comeback against the Yankees, and that next week when they won the World Series, it felt like a tremendous weight was lifted off of me. I’m sure that all of us who were Sox players at the time or had any significant time with the organization, felt that release,” he said. “You heard ‘1918’ until someone could break that curse, and when it was broken in 2004, none of us had to hear that anymore. We get to talk trash, talk to Yankee fans, talk to whoever about what our organization is now.

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