Boston Red Sox at the one-third mark
By Rick McNair
The Boston Red Sox are at the one-third mark for the 2016 campaign. A review of that collection of 54 games and a prognosis of the next 54.
The Boston Red Sox have finished off a third of the 2016 season and are certainly in the hunt for a division title and a potential trip to the World Series. The bumps, surprises, disappointment and frustration that are all embroiled in a season are packaged nicely for RSN to ride the emotional roller coaster.
The changes that were made certainly have been a contributing factor, as back-to-back failure gets attention in lost advertising and ticket revenue. The ownership responded as they usually do with bold moves to address the issues and that meant significant management and player changes.
Any Red Sox fan would be pleased if they were told the team would be where they are at this point in the season and, of course, being Red Sox fans we would grouse about it and expect significantly more. High standards? High expectations? Unrealistic expectations? Package all three together as that is our nature and give ourselves a collective “Boo-yah.” I’ll put it out there – we are the most intense and knowledgeable group in baseball.
Time for a glance at the first third of the season and a possible forecast of the next third.