Monday, April 23, 2012

Titanic Shipwreck in Boston

On the 100th anniversary weekend of Fenway Park which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Red Sox have a disaster of their own.  With VIPs in attendance to celebrate the centennial of the park's first game, the Yankees took an early 3-0 lead to quell the excitement and never looked back.  After the 6-2 loss on Friday, the weekend turned worse for the Sox.  Saturday, Boston would enjoy their only highlight of the weekend by jumping off to a 9-0 lead on the hated bums from the bronx.  The Yankees then scored 15 unanswered to crush the spirits of the Fenway faithful who responded with boos for new manager Bobby Valentine.  The good news was that Sunday's game was cancelled due to rain, perhaps avoiding an ugly scene in Boston.

This 4-10 start may be the signal of an end of an era.  With the departure of Theo Epstein and Terry Francona, the Sox amazing streak through most of the 2000s may have officially came to an end.  While the end of last season raise concerns, I think the ship's captain may have abandoned ship rather than trying to save her or at least prolong her life.  I have no reason (yet) to not support Valentine but the previous regime deserved a better fate than they received.

The Sox head out of town this week to visit the Twins and the White Sox.  Hopefully their departure will allow them to escape the negative atmosphere in the city and refocus on the season.  It is early and there is still a lot of baseball to be played.  Go SOX!

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