Many observers—including us—have focused on the serious deficiencies on the Red Sox pitching staff this year (both starters and bullpen). But, just as vexing is the woeful offensive production from a team that was expected to bash the ball this year. As ESPN.com's Gordon Edes points out, after 16 games, Boston's .230 team batting average is the worst (16 games into a season) since 1992. We're talking the Bush I administration. Mo Vaughn was a rookie on that 1992 squad that featured immortals like Bob Zupcic—who (amazingly) was leading the team at that point with a .276 average.