In September, the Red Sox sealed their fate as the first team in MLB history to go from worst to first to worst. Reflective of that status, FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)saw another drop in confidence. The Index fell 6.8 points in September—to a final 2014 reading of 58.3 (by contrast, 2013's final number was 126.4 and 2012's final reading was 54.8). The decrease was caused mostly by eroding confidence in the team's offense—but every element of the game suffered losses. FenwayNation offers its readers this
monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average Index. 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. All of our readers worldwide can now '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. See you in April for our 2015 Pre-Season Dalton Jones Industrial Average reading!