I have never believed in karma before, at least not as a supernatural force. I don’t think that stuff gets evened out just that easily. But the past 4 years, the Red Sox are starting to make me think it does exist.
After a horrifying end to the 2011 and even more horrifying 2012 season, the 2013 Red Sox went on a magical run to another World Series title. Now, they’re paying for that. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a very fair trade; 1 for 4 is awesome as long as that 1 is a title.
But that doesn’t mean that the 2014 season doesn’t blow. The Sox dropped their 9th straight today, and it was just heartbreaking. They were up 5-0 after 1, and lost 6-5 in the 15th. I think they had like 3 hits after that first inning, because fuck me, right?
Somehow, it gets worse. David Ortiz wasn’t in the lineup, and just looks old. He can still hit a baseball a mile, but he can’t move. Mike Napoli will be out for a few days. Shane Victorino just went on the DL, and Xander Bogaerts left the game tonight with a hamstring cramp, and we hope it’s not more serious.
Should I keep going? Why not. Jake Peavy hasn’t been the guy that they traded for, Will Middlebrooks, when healthy, looks like a bust. There are 5 players (5!) who have more than .2 WAR (Ortiz, Pedey, Bogaerts, Napoli, and Pierzynski), and it’s fucking May 24th.
The Sox are now in the Al East’s basement, and they’re 7 games back of first.
Fuck me, right?