What in the world is going on in Boston?
In case you forgot, I’m a Yankees fan. True and true. But I got to feel a little remorse for those reeling Red Sox, don’t I? Some of the worst relief pitching ever yesterday after they had a comfortable and dominant 9-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.
Fourteen (14) runs in two innings off five (5) different pitchers. All but one of those runs was earned.
As Sean McAdams tweeted:
I don’t think we can find worse relief pitching that.
So what does all this mean for a Boston team that has lost two since their home, Fenway Park, turned 100? What does it mean for a 4-10 team with a new manager?
It means it’s a rebuilding year, so deal with it. I’ve been saying this since the off-season. This is a rebuilding year for the Red Sox, who need to change their mindset and they way they play. That’s what Bobby Valentine is there for: a new mindset. So everyone who is doubting him, including the players, needs to step back and relax, and learn to work with it. It’s never easy having a new manager, especially one as loud as Bobby V, but he’s not known for being soft and a loser.
Winning will return to Boston. But in the meantime, I’ll sit and smile as my Yankees roll along.