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?


In the wake of the Sox loss last night/at the wake for the Red Sox today ... I do want to congratulate my Baltimore friends and former colleagues who cheer for the Orioles. It gets old having tourists deluge your ball park everytime the Yanks or Sox come to town.┬áDo you think the size and… Continue reading Bawlmer

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?