I know you all wanted to write stories about a great Red Sox collapse. It's easier to recycle old stories and topics than to look around at this insane season.
But out of town writers... quit rooting for a collapse.
Hometown writers... stop trying to make a living by seeing the glass as completely empty.
If you are going to write about the 2007 Red Sox... here's the story:
The Red Sox took over first place on April 18th and never let go despite injuries to key players (Ramirez, Schilling, Ortiz, Youkillis) several pitchers wearing down and a furious Yankees charge. The lead peaked at 14 1/2 and got as low as 1 1/2 games in September. But the Red Sox won when they needed to, played abov and played consistently with only one losing month (June), no winning streak longer than 5 and no losing streak longer than 4. They went into the last 2 days of the season tied for the best record in baseball.
Don't type the year 1978.
Don't type the words Bucky Dent.
Don't even burp the word "Curse."
All that crap is over.
And guess what? Dice-K looked great in his last game. Papelbon, Okajima and even Gagne have been throwing scoreless innings, Ortiz is hitting like crazy and Ramirez is back.
And they have the only 20 game winner since 2005 and have homefield against the Angels, a team they went 6-4 against.
So try to avoid the doom and gloom.
And describe this glass!
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