Whatever will the Red Sox 2013 season be like? What’s happened to the Red Sox? It only seems like yesterday when we were riding the crest of the wave, smashing the Yanks and generally pulverizing anyone who got in our way. Now, though, we’re like Samson after his haircut.
This week we’ve seen hot sauce mogul David Ortiz described as a “role model” after he was welcomed back to his native Dominica like the hero he is. The ever-humble Ortiz remarked, “We are human. We aren’t perfect. All we can do is try to approach things the right way.” Hopefully these little trips will unearth even more MLB nuggets who will come up to Fenway at some point and make our lives a lot better.
As we speak, the Sox are sitting around with their thumbs where the sun don’t shine, as talented starting pitchers are snagged by other teams. When are the management going to realize that free agent talent is like pollen to a honeybee? It doesn’t sit around long before it is carted off and repackaged in its new uniform and making a difference at a Major League Baseball club.
At this rate, the Beansox are gonna be slaughtered by the Yankee vermin on Opening Day! It’s never a picnic going to the Bronx (well, almost never) but the April Fool’s Showdown, as I have named it, will be even dicier than ever. At least Bobby Valentine (wasn’t that the name of a really lame movie in the 80s?) has gone, so all is not too bad. Now, John Farrell has to prove that he can work the Fenway machine, but as a former starting pitcher in a world of rapidly disappearing free agent starting pitchers I’m already having my doubts!
Tom is the owner of RedSoxAholics and an avid Boston Sports Fan. Tom grew up as an avid baseball card collector with favorite players including Dwight Evans, Mo Vaughn, Pedro Martinez, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Greenwell.