Saturday, May 08, 2010

Hey my fellow Red Sox fans... turn off the game

I have some thoughts about the 2010 season, some good and some bad... but right now there is nothing good that can come about from watching this game.

Yeah I know they could come back and win today and it would be one of those great Red Sox wins against the Yankees.

But that is a risk we'll have to take.

This year is turning into that strange type of season that kids in Boston 15 years or younger probably can't even comprehend... and that every other fan base (save for the Yankees) experiences so often:

A transition year.

A year between the great ones.

I grew up in transitions years.
Between 1979 and 1985, the years when I was 7 to 13 years old and really beginning to understand the game, the Red Sox never really contended. They put winning teams on the field, but they weren't contenders.

I wrote about that already and I will bring it up again later when I dissect this edition of the Sox. But right now, stop obsessing. Oh be a good fan... but for today, go outside or do some chores.

You'll only be angry at the end of the day that you spent so much time watching the game.

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, much has been made about Theo's "Bridge year" comment but I don't know how much of it is true. The team is just seriously under-performing right now and it's mainly their starting pitching's fault. Obviously the Sox aren't going to be the offensive force that they were 5 years ago but fundamentally (+pitching, +defense and an above average offense) they should be much stronger than what we've seen. Despite the lackluster offense, you can't expect to win games when your starter is giving up 6+ runs. And I don't think the front office could see that coming.