During a month when the Red Sox solidified their hold on first place, FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)saw a sizable jump in August. The Index rose 6.2 points—to 121.2. The increase was caused mostly by solid levels of confidence in the team's defense and starting
pitching. Panel members were most confident in the team's defense
in August (a raw score of 77.0). FenwayNation offers its readers this
monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense.
The editors of FenwayNation have selected a panel of 50 readers from
throughout the world to weigh in every month on the state of the Carmine
Hose. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over
the years, to be an accurate bellwether of team performance.