Putting it in perspective
I think all Red Sox fans should refrain from wallowing in self pity during September.
Think about the run you all had from 2003-05, three of the most memorable and eventful years in club history.
So you’re likely not to have anything to keep you sleep-deprived this October. Perhaps everyone could use some time to take a deep breath and soak in all that you’ve seen the past few years. The Cowboy Up season of ’03 was both rewarding and painstaking. The ’04 season — from Aug. 1 until Oct. 27 == will probably be the best sporting period of your life.
And ’05 was very much a crowning season. You got to hear "World Series champion Red Sox" all year long, and you got to see that banner get raised while the Yankees watched.
So this year went bad in a hurry. There were a barrage of factors, and we’ve been over them all. It’s baseball. Everyone should get over it.
Gear up for ’07. Enjoy the rest of ’06. Maybe they’ll surprise you and catch fire again. Probably not, the way things have been stacked up all of a sudden. But just enjoy the game. And enjoy what you’ve seen the last few years.
It’s only baseball.