This should be a great time to be a fan of the Boston Red Sox. They are flying high after having just won what may be their most improbable World Championship and managed to do it on their own home turf which hadn’t happened in 95 years. The Curse of the Bambino is now officially over once and for all. However, Boston fans are acting like the sky is falling. Come on, folks. Check yourselves.
We should be ecstatic about how things are going for the Red Sox. Like I just mentioned, they won a World Championship for the third time this decade. Many of us thought we wouldn’t live to see one. Think about what it would be like to be a Chicago Cubs fan. Now there is frustration and heartbreak. We get to see a pipeline of young talent coming into Fenway. Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Brandon Workman and Drake Britton are just some of the new breed that we may get to enjoy watching play for years to come.
As well, we have a team that really didn’t lose that many key players from 2013 other than Jacoby Ellsbury. Most of the core of that team is coming back for another round and it will be very interesting to see how far they can go. But none of that matters to some members of Red Sox Nation. They seem upset because Boston hasn’t made a big splash by signing some sort of big name. They seem upset that all Boston has acquired is A.J Pierzynski, Edward Mujica and Grady Sizemore, who hasn’t played any sort of ball in two years.
We hear you naysayers on Dennis and Callahan and Felger and Mazz complaining about how Boston is letting these other teams pass them by. Get over it. Ben Cherington knows what he is doing this year, just like he knew exactly what he was doing last year. That was when a lot of fans scoffed at him for going after all these “character” players. Looking back, he couldn’t have been more right.
He’s doing the right thing again, easing some of the youngsters in with the veterans and not making it rain on some free agent who isn’t even close to being worth the money. This should be a fun time to be a Red Sox fan. Just relax and enjoy it. Boston fans tend to get too worked up and there is no need anymore. 2004 should have taken care of that once and for all.
So relax, enjoy the ride. Doesn’t it feel great to not have to say wait until next year anymore? I thought so.