Friday, April 8, 2011

Step Back From the Ledge Red Sox Fan!

Boston-Area bridges should be closed today due to the high probability of jumpers!
Listening to ESPN and Boston television and radio stations, you would think the Red Sox season is already over.  Red Sox fans are saying it's time to fire Terry Francona, send Carl Crawford back to Tampa, Adrian Gonzalez back to San Diego, Jarrod Saltalamacchia back to Texas and beg the Tigers to trade back Victor Martinez. 

Does anyone understand how Major League Baseball works? THERE'S 156 MORE GAMES LEFT IN THE SEASON!  Fans make waaaaaaaaaaaayy to big of a deal about the first few games of a season.  There's a saying that pennants can't be won, but can be lost in April.  That's true if you are 20 games below .500 at the end of the month, but blowing the team up after six games?  Come on.  A team as talented as Boston is not dead because they are 5 games behind the Orioles on April 8.  Ridiculous!  There have been numerous times where teams have been 8-10 games back in July and come back to win the pennant.  For example, the Phillies overtook the Mets after being 6 games down in late September a four years ago, and the Braves were 10 games back of the Giants in late July during the miracle 1993 pennant run.  It can happen! 

Keep in mind that the first six games have all been on the road, and the Sox begin a 10 game homestand today, all against teams from the AL East.  If they start hitting soon, which they will eventually, they could be in first or second by the end of next week.  Please Red Sox fans, don't jump!  The Sox talent will take hold and the team will be just fine. 

DON'T BUY THE HYPE:  The Red Sox are NOT in major trouble and their season is not over, despite the opinions of the talking heads.

Now, if they go winless on this homestand and are 0-16 next week, then...

EDIT:  I'm watching the home opener against the Yankees right now and Robinson Cano hits a 2 run double in the top of the first.  The boobirds are already out!

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