Documentarian Ken Burns on the Red Sox World Series win:
They were all a scruffy lot, not the “cowboys” and “idiots” of 2004, but worse, a lesser team even David Ortiz admitted, but better in every way. There were a few from the teams of recent years, plus a wayward, bearded set of free agents and cast-offs, a band that seemed like a throwback to the old barnstorming quasi-religious House of David teams that played in the early 20th Century. But in this new millennium, they were our religion, our faith, our prophets. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Ken Burns’s “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” will air on PBS in 2014; he is at work on a multi-episode series about the Vietnam War.