With no more marathon playoff games, and the parade complete, Red Sox fans still have one more celebration of the 2018 World Series champions to…
With no more marathon playoff games, and the parade complete, Red Sox fans still have one more celebration of the 2018 World Series champions to look forward to. Major League Baseball’s official documentary, “ The 2018 World Series: Damage Done,” was released on Tuesday.
At 115 minutes long, the film – narrated by Emmy-winning Medfield native Uzo Aduba – focuses on the five-game Fall Classic in which the Red Sox topped the Dodgers to become champions.
A range of Red Sox players, coaches and management were interviewed for the documentary. And a few were present for its premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on Monday night. Brock Holt represented the players, drawing laughter from the crowd when emcee Tom Caron introduced him for his historic cycle against the Yankees in the American League Division Series.
“First player to ever hit for a postseason cycle, and I was telling [Alex Cora], first player to ever get benched the game after,” Holt joked. The packed crowd was a vocal one, both before and during the showing of the documentary.
Here are a few takeaways from the screening. (Spoiler alert: The Red Sox win).
The opening shot of Fenway Park is narrated by Alex Cora discussing the pictures he inherited on the wall of the manager’s office.
“I was here in November for my press conference,” Cora said, “and I went to the office and they had all these pictures [on the wall] of ex-managers just staring at you. I was like, ‘No, we’re not doing that.’”
This was Cora’s original epiphany for the now-famous concept of pinning one photo for each win. In the closing moments of the film, Cora is seen gazing up at the 119 photos, representing the body of work in the team’s historic season.
And at the screening, Cora brought the World Series trophy out on stage, receiving a standing ovation.
One narrative that the documentary cements is the place Nathan Eovaldi will always have in the history of the 2018 Red Sox.

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