Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HumiliationNation II: Sox Scalded By Jays, 14-1

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
It's fitting, isn't it? The Red Sox began their 'contention-ending' road trip with a 14-1 win at SkyDome, and they start their first lame-duck homestand with a loss to those same Jays by that same score of 14-1. This team has clearly given up: they are beaten, humiliated and lifeless. The most disgraceful performance was Felix Doubront in his petulant two-thirds of an inning—giving up six earned runs. Shameful. Five pathetic hits paced the "offense". They are worthy of a wholesale makeover at the Trade Deadline by GM Ben Cherington. For loyal Red Sox fans to spend good money to be subjected to this baseball dreck is a travesty. A contingent of FenwayNation staff will be attending tonight's game, and I can tell you there will be no rush to arrive early or stay late. My sole aim will be to sample the new vegan fare at America's Most Cramped Ballpark (not!). Would the last fan please turn out the lights when you leave? Thank you.