What’s wrong with the Red Sox?

You might think that after 40 years of watching baseball I would be used to the average fan's (or sportswriter's) complete inability to understand basic statistics. But watching the meltdown around this year's underachieving Red Sox is yet another reminder that not all baseball fans can do long division. The consensus is that the Sox'… Continue reading What’s wrong with the Red Sox?


Red Sox County?

Apologies in advance to my friends who are Red Sox fans, but this team's collapse is one of the most intriguing sports stories of the past 10 or 15 years. I watched sports avidly for decades, played sports, covered sports. After a while, the gloss wore off. I can't put my finger on it, but… Continue reading Red Sox County?