Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Game 2: Shrugging Off The Opening Day Loss

As we all know, baseball is a game of clichés. Perhaps the most appropriate is "you win some, you lose some". By its very nature, baseball begs perspective. It pushes us on a six-month Odyssey—from freezing spring drizzle to oppressive summer heat to cool autumn winds. In its illustrious history, the Boston Red Sox have played about 18,000 regular season games—and they've won about 52%. Win some, lose some. So dropping Monday's 2-1 opener carries about as much weight as Vladimir Putin's pledge not to invade eastern Ukraine. Basically, they both mean nothing. So, as we approach Game Two of the young season, we should keep in mind the sage words of the late, great Red Sox GM Lou Gorman, "The sun will rise, the sun will set, and I'll have lunch." Indeed, Sweet Lou, indeed.