Pentagon power lineup delivers again for Red Sox

Pentagon power lineup delivers again for Red Sox

Then-Maj. Gen. James McConville, 101st Airborne Division Commander and Regional Command east commander, speaks about the Boston Red Sox with soldiers of 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, in Paktiya province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 27, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Amber Stephens)

WASHINGTON — Price, Pearce, and Kelly displayed the heroics on the field that brought Boston the World Series title Sunday and are the names bandied about as part of the Red Sox’ greatest team.

Yet those players were not together for earlier Red Sox World Series triumphs — one reason why many at the Pentagon say the true meat of the power lineup for Boston is Dunford, Milley and McConville.

As in Gen. James McConville, Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. Joe Dunford — all Massachusetts natives and three top brass — who have guaranteed that each time they are deployed to the same location, the Red Sox win the World Series.

All three are at the Pentagon this year, when the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers. All three were in Afghanistan in 2013, and the Red Sox won. All three were in Iraq in 2004, and the Red Sox won.

In July, McConville predicted in July the Red Sox would win the fall classic for the fourth time — citing this all-star line-up.

The may be the last year the Pentagon magic may be available for the Rex Sox. Dunford’s stint as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ends Sept. 30, 2019 — one day after the final scheduled game of the 2019 regular season and weeks before the World Series is set to begin on October 22, 2019.

Milley is the chief of staff of the Army; his term also expires in 2019. McConville is the Army’s vice chief of staff.

So all Betts are off  Not Mookie, of course.

None of the three were available for comment.

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