A Season To Forget for Boston Red Sox Fans
The 100th anniversary of Fenway Park sure has been a memorable one. Unfortunately for Red Sox Nation, it’s been a six-month long bad memory. Injuries set the tone for the season. Key players like Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Andrew Bailey, Will Middlebrooks and many more missing parts of the season. Then there was the issue of no Terry Francona, a players manager, and the new manager Bobby Valentine. Almost immediately the clubhouse seemed to not be on the same page. However, despite all of the injuries, the team was hovering around .500 and in the wild card discussion.
Before you blinked, Kevin Youklis was shipped to Chicago for almost nothing in return and then the BIG trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles for James Loney and several minor league players. This was a sign to the fans that this season was lost and they are looking to rebuild for the years ahead. That’s almost unheard of for the Red Sox. I went to Fenway Park during my vaction this July and the atmosphere, the fans and the ballpark were fantastic! It was just this year’s team that was so disappointing. Aside from their losing record, it’s just a team that has a lot of players that are so unlikeable.
Happy 100th anniversary Fenway Park, you’ve hosted many great moments in baseball history and here’s to many more great moments to come!