Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015—Good Riddance To Another Lousy Red Sox Year

The end of 2015 can't come fast enough for fans of the Boston Red Sox. Bringing us the third last place finish in four years, these past twelve months will never be among our most memorable. Sure, David Ortiz got his 500th HR, sure Pedro Martinez went into the Hall. And, sure the "kids" (Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Blake Swihart) evolved into real stars. But, overall, this year was a real stinker. After missing the 3,000,000 mark in attendance for the third straight year (including one year with a World Series Championship), the NOG ('New Ownership Group') woke up from its European Soccer Stupor, hired a new head of Baseball Operations and made some noise in the off-season. The moves by Dave Dombrowski had better work—or there will be pitchforks and torches on Yawkey Way by October. Count on it.