Is it me, or is this the most hollow feeling at the end of a Red Sox season since 2003?
In ’05, they had Matt Clement pitching Game 1. Enough said. That, and they had just won their first World Series in 86 years just before that. In ’06, they were out of it for the last month, so there was plenty of time toe prepare for the end. Last year, I think everyone was proud of what the Red Sox did, overcoming all those injuries — not to mention the comeback from 7-0 down in Game 5 of the ALCS — and coming within one big hit of the World Series.
This year? They had all the pieces in place to make a strong run. They just didn’t put anything together in the postseason. I imagine this is how the Braves used to feel after one of their traditionally strong regular seasons would turn into nothing in October.
What changes should they make for 2010? I’d like everyone to chime in with their comments.
Thanks for all the comments and keeping the blog chats lively all year. I will continue to post in the offseason.