Sunday, September 28, 2014

Good Riddance To The Utterly Forgettable 2014

The lights are out at Fenway for another year. But this off-season will not be filled with trophy tours and duckboats. It will be—once again—time to visit with our old friends: angst and agita. We ask: which prospects will remain in Carmine Hose and which will Ben Cherington package—like  so many Xmas presents—to Miami for Giancarlo "Don't Call Me Mike" Stanton? Which starting pitchers will be acquired to fill the void left by the departures of Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront and Jake Peavy? And, who will really take the place of the dear departed Jenny Dell? All of these pressing questions will occupy us through the cold dark nights. But Fort Myers will come soon enough. Remember the sage words of the great Rogers Hornsby, "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Indeed.