Thursday, April 8, 2021

Reports Of Red Sox Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

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After dropping the initial three games of the 2021 season to the lowly Orioles, The Nation descended into panic mode (including—to some degree—your humble scribe). What was particularly concerning was that the so-called "strength" of the team (a prodigious offense) was missing in action against The Birds. On top of that, the AL Champion Rays were coming to town for the next three contests. Well, what do you know? The offense emerged (scoring 26 runs in the Rays series) and the pitching remained pretty decent. Now, your 2021 Carmine Hose are a .500 ball-club—having swept the denizens of the Trop. 

It just goes to show you that one of baseball's oldest chestnuts—'it's a marathon, not s sprint"—is as true today as it ever was. Speaking of which, the team announced a new Patriot's Day uni that honors the tradition of the Boston Marathon. It's unusual (to say the least) with yellow and blue colors. But, we like it. We'll be running a poll soon to see what our readers think.