The World Series starts Wednesday night.  The American League representative is the Boston Red Sox, who missed the playoffs entirely last year and were predicted to do the same this year by most pundits. How the Sox proved the doubters wrong has lessons that also apply to the Republican party, which finds itself in a bit of a political trough at the moment.

Here's three.

As the Boston Red Sox celebrate their 2013 World Series championship, the Republican party could learn a few things from the team that went from worst to first in one season. (The Washington Post)