First it was horrifying. Then it got interesting. Then confounding. Recently it has been exhilarating. But in summary, this season has just been weird.
2-10 followed by 20-10. 8 teams within a good week’s striking distance of the wild card. Nine teams with between 18 and 22 losses. Never-ending rain and games played in the fog. 40% of our team’s rotation on the DL, and 30% of the bullpen as well. Dustin Pedroia in a horrific slump, Kevin Youkilis striking out at an alarming rate, prized free agent signings playing like they would suck at tee-ball, catchers who might be better off sitting in deference to this thing.
And yet, the Sox are starting to look like contenders. There’s momentum. There’s a rejuvenated Jonathan Papelbon. There’s Jacoby Ellsbury hitting line drives everywhere. And, of course, there’s Adrian.
What a weird season it has been.