Whenever one of my favorite teams wins a championship in their respective sport, I will always give them about a two-year pass in the following seasons. I have little expectation of that team and just relish the fact that they were able to go all the way. That is exactly how I am feeling right now with the Boston Red Sox.
After last year’s surprising run, I went into this year with almost no expectations. I was just glad I was able to see the Red Sox win three World Championships in my lifetime. There was a time when I thought I wouldn’t see any. So I was willing to not expect a lot of Boston this year. But nothing prepared me for just how bad the offense has been so far.
We are about in the middle of June and the offense still hasn’t clicked. They were missing a pure leadoff hitter. Somehow, someway, they found one in Brock Holt and he has been getting on but the rest of the team now isn’t hitting. Boston is making very fair pitchers look like Cy Young Award winners. Bud Norris? Don’t get me wrong, he is a fair pitcher but… Bud Norris?
Everyday we hear Boston saying they are showing effort, they are playing hard and eventually the results will show themselves. However, we are almost three months into the season and Boston is still not firing on all cylinders. They may be heading into a hole that they can’t dig themselves out of.
These excuses can only hold for so much longer. However, I am still enjoying the Red Sox like it’s 2013.