In a Sports sense of the phrase that is.
Well...it happened again. The Sox outdid their own record setting past and set a new record in futility. The biggest collapse yada yada yada. I'm guessing that everybody knew in their gut this was going to happen to this team this year. They showed no heart at the start of the year going 2-10. Then they had a succession of great months culminating in a stellar July.....but nobody cares about baseball in July anymore. It happened in slow motion as most things in baseball do. Yooooooouuuuu caaaaaann'tttt looooooooose twennnnnnnnnnnty ooooonnnnneee gaaaaaaaaaaaammmesssss in Septemberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (best slow motion sentence ever). Yes you can...and not only that you can do it with the highest payroll in all of baseball. You can't buy team chemistry. You can't do it. 1978, 1986, 2003, now 2011. These are all now part of the lowest of lows. I'm not going to sugar coat any of this. The rest of the country is laughing and well they should. It's too bad that Tito Francona will probably end up leaving or getting fired. The guy that brought two world series championships to Boston shouldn't be the guy to take the fall should he? He has to (or so the boston sports-talk media would have you believe). These overpaid baseball players should but their contracts are guaranteed. I'm not saying all of them are overpaid...but when you look at the salaries of Lackey (good god what is wrong this fuckhead), Crawford (what a waste), Drew (my middle finger hurts), and probably a few others they were doomed. To have that much locked up to non clutch baseball players is a travesty. Sure....great on paper but terrible over 162 games. If I was younger this would have devastated me and I would be sad all week. After seeing the past decade full of championships and some of the Highest of Highs in the sports world it just doesn't matter much anymore. I mean the Patriots and the Bruins are starting up right around the corner. The Bruins of course brought us from the Lowest of Lows in 2010 to the Highest of Highs in 2011. The Patriots have been on a Lowest of Lows streak lately but after 3 Super bowls they were destined to come back to earth. Basketball and the Celtics...well their recent surge is going to be over if the NBA even gets their negotiations completed. This is a rambling post....I guess there isn't really any one point to it. If I put more time into it may look like a real writer actually took some time to craft a nice article. Nahhhhhh. I have an idea for the Sox though. Theo Epstein may just be the person that needs to go....that way you can tinker with the roster (maybe buy a few bad contracts and beg a team to take some of the losers I listed with bad contracts) and you can keep Terry Francona. Epstein is should certainly be under the ownership microscope this off season. Maybe this time he can leave in a clown suit instead of that Ape suit he used last time he left the Boston Red Sox. Anybody remember that? I do.....
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