In this April 3, 1996, file photo, John Flaherty, of South Boston, touches up the roof of a dugout at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox are turning Fenway Park over to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Friday night, Sept. 19, 2014, when the troupe performs a sort of best of bill, featuring 10 classic scenes in the ballpark that has always been more Big Papi than Joseph Papp, more Green Monster than "green-ey'd monster," more Carl Yastrzemski than Henry VIII. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.

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