Ahh, ESPN. So woefully out of touch, so universally discredited among baseball fans, yet still singled out by dumb bloggers who give them more credit than they’re worth by posting links to their site and complaining about them.
In ESPN’s second Power Rankings, posted eight games into the season, the Red Sox fall from the preseason rank of third — all the way to ninth. The Yankees, at the time with an identical 4-4 record, drop all the way from first … to second.
The reason? Well, the Yankees have A-Rod, duh. And the Red Sox have … J.D. Drew.
Alex Rodriguez has more home runs (six) than the Mariners and A’s entire teams have combined (five). … There’s not much to complain about yet with J.D. Drew (.393 BA) … but don’t worry — in time there will be.
Sheesh. Did Pete Abraham write these summaries or something? I take solace in the fact that the more ESPN disses the Red Sox, the greater the chances of the Sox actually winning the World Series.