There hasn’t been such a brazen theft in the Back Bay since the Gardner had its Vermeers lifted. And this heist might be even more dispiriting for Boston, nevermind the equanimity espoused by SF. A five-game sweep; a practically unthinkable result. The recriminations are already kicking in. RSN is now questioning the ability of its revered management team. In New York, we can credit Cashman’s excellent midseason acquisitions and the free-spending Boss for putting a team on the field that could pull off this stunning outcome. Mainly, though, we credit an extraordinary performance by the Bombers themselves. This was a frightfully difficult series—a string of high-pressure marathons. They won each game. It wasn’t always pretty. But the result sure is. Wow.