That brings us back to this year, where the Red Sox have gotten some solid production out of their left fielders, but can’t seem to keep any of them healthy. Despite numerous efforts, the Red Sox can’t seem to find a primary left fielder to fill the position with any modicum of success. Ever since Manny left town we’ve seen a steady string of fringe players, massive disappointments and injuries. The few that did perform didn’t stick around long, setting the Red Sox back to square one to fill the green monster sized hole in left field.
Fans in these parts take curses seriously. This franchise already suffered through an 86 year title drought that we attribute to the Curse of the Bambino. Has pushing another superstar out of town brought a new curse upon us?
The Curse of Manny.
2013 proved that being haunted by the departure of Ramirez hasn’t stood in Boston’s path to a championship, but it could deprive the Red Sox of finding a long-term solution for left field. Benintendi was supposed to be that guy, but those plans are on hold until we find out how serious his knee injury is.
This franchise has already manage to life one curse and this one will eventually come to an end as well. Let’s just hope it doesn’t last 86 years this time.