Friday, November 8, 2013

Wait A Minute, Did The Sox Just Win The WS?

OK, it's confession time. FenwayNation picked your 2013 Carmine Hose to finish no better than fourth in the AL East. We thought the Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes deals were way too much money for what we called 'aging platoon players'. We were not at all confident that Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz or John Lackey could rebound and have decent—let alone banner— years. We could not fathom what the "fascination" was with giving Stephen Drew $9 million. And we figured Mike Napoli's hips would give out around Memorial Day. So, all things considered, we could not have been more wrong. We didn't see what Ben Cherington saw: a gritty group of winners who were resilient from Opening Day to Game Six of the World Series. And they were committed to our city like no other team before them. They were a joy to watch. We're glad we screwed up.