2005 Red Sox: RIP

SF isn’t available for comment. Let’s just say he’s in mourning. As for us, we have mixed feelings on this night. Mainly, we’re happy to see our nemesis go down. The Sox magical ride is now officially over, and we can stop hearing about it. From here on out, the Sox are just another team in the pack. Of course, we had wanted it to be the Yankees who had put them down. We wanted another down-to-the-last-at-bat Yanks-Sox LCS. That’s what this site is about, and that’s what we love.

But don’t kid yourself. This is pretty damn good.

11 comments… add one
  • There was a game today?
    Postmortem when appropriate. Right now I am out to dinner with Mrs. SF and commenting is neither acceptable nor polite.

    SF October 7, 2005, 7:43 pm
  • Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn.

    Anonymous October 7, 2005, 8:05 pm
  • Baseball Prospectus likes to give GM’s shit for poor planning, but maybe this wasn’t the best week to release “Mind Game: How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart, Won a World Series, and Created a New Blueprint for Winning.”
    Whoops.

    YF October 7, 2005, 8:10 pm
  • On behalf of the other 28 teams in MLB, thank god there’s not another Yankee – Red Sox series.
    The mystique of that has given way to being generic.

    Mike Boehm October 7, 2005, 9:11 pm
  • Nah, not generic at all. But maybe we all needed a breather from the enormity of the matchup after last year’s drama. I can honestly say I’ve never been less upset about a Sox team bowing out. The future looks bright, and hopefully the team will shed some dead weight (that means you, Kevin!), get young again, and excite.

    SF October 7, 2005, 9:37 pm
  • Dirt Dogs is already pouring on the blame. These are the same guys who were so great last year.

    john yf October 7, 2005, 11:01 pm
  • These are the same guys who were so great last year.
    re: Dirt Dogs, they’re a blame game player. But this statement is so far from true it is an indictment of your knowledge, John, and I think you can do much better. This year’s team was very different than last year’s, in a ton of ways. Weak effort, John.

    SF October 7, 2005, 11:08 pm
  • //The Sox magical ride is now officially over, and we can stop hearing about it.//
    yes, because we obviously need to hear more about the yankees mysterious comeback led by giambi. *eyeroll*
    your gloating would be easier to take if you didn’t always lecture us about “class” when the tables are turned.

    beth October 8, 2005, 12:01 am
  • Take the chip off your shoulder, SF. I was defending the Sox players. I’m not a fairweather fan.
    The on-field players are close to the same. They hit like hell last year, and during the regular season this year. The White Sox shut them down, which is what can happen in the playoffs.
    The answer to my question in the other thread is here. BAs were good, but RBIs were limited to 5 players, and of those 4 had only 1 RBI, including Ortiz, while Manny was the only hitter with more than 1 RBI (he had 4). Meanwhile, to judge by the newspaper stories (I didn’t watch the games), the White Sox played like Angels.

    john yf October 8, 2005, 8:13 am
  • //The Sox magical ride is now officially over, and we can stop hearing about it.//
    Thank goodness for that. They won one rinky-dink WS in this lifetime and they actually thought they were eye to eye with the Yankees and occupied a more significant place in the world than all the other recent one-hit-wonders like Arizona and Anaheim.
    However I will miss their absurd lackey mantra “In Theo we trust”. Although there will be some that cling to it because they have nothing else, even in the face of the kid’s bang-up retooling job last winter as he reshaped the Sox into the AL version of the Colorado Rockies.
    David Wells
    Wade Miller
    Matt Clement
    Matt Mantei
    Still trust Theo?
    How about after MIKE STANTON?

    lpdigital October 8, 2005, 8:57 am
  • Hey, as good as this year was and there were some tremendous memories, the bottom line is the White Sox were a better team. This year the weaknesses were exposed and hopefully over the offseason, Theo and company can fix them. Nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to complain about….The 2005 Sox gave us a hell of a good ride and we should sit back and enjoy it. Remember spring training is only 6 months away.

    BAFIII October 8, 2005, 10:38 am

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