Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
20 wins has always been a significant milestone. When did that become less impressive? I'm old school that way, but the one point you made near the end may be the most relevant: "It would give the Red Sox a nice moment to build upon after a disappointing season."That takes me back to the pre-2004 days when every year, we would console ourselves with "Well, at least [Ted, Yaz, Freddy, Wade, Nomar, Manny] won the batting title." That's how Red Sox fans work. Soothe the wound with a little All-Star balm. Ahhh. That feels better.
Don't forget Carney Lansford. He won a batting title with the Sox too!
I don't count 1981, do you?