Red Sox Collapse, Part Deux

So I'll meet you at the bottom If there really is one They always told me when you hit it you'll know it But I've been falling so long It's like gravity's gone And I'm just floating" --Gravity's Gone, Drive-By Truckers Last year, when the Red Sox went an incredible 7-20 in the month of … Continue reading Red Sox Collapse, Part Deux

Red Sox Reborn

OK, OK enough about the collapse. We get it. A distracted and defeated manager felt betrayed by players and lost control of some monstrous egos. The team often played without emotion, with poor fundamentals and had several players become out of shape at the end of the year. The management was distracted by the moneymaking … Continue reading Red Sox Reborn

Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.

Seth Mnookin wrote a phenomenal book a couple years ago about the post-2004 championship Red Sox titled "Feeding The Monster." The premise of the book was that the huge expectations of fans and press (and the demands for win NOW--at all costs) had to be managed, while not taking your eyes off the actions needed … Continue reading Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.

Ladies And Gentlemen, Your 2011 Boston Red Sox!

The roster for Opening Day 2011: Rotation Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon, Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Dennys Reyes, Matt Albers, Tim Wakefield Outfielders Mike Cameron, Carl Crawford, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald Infielders Jed Lowrie, Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis. Catchers … Continue reading Ladies And Gentlemen, Your 2011 Boston Red Sox!