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Red Sox Game 47 Recap: PERSPECTIVE

Highest WPA: John Lackey, .353 (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 K, BB)
Lowest WPA: Burke Badenhop, -.375 (faced one batter; that batter hit a walkoff double; Koji sat and watched)

It’s very frustrating that the Red Sox are bad. It’s very frustrating that their owner and management team chose to prioritize saving money over retaining talent last offseason. When you write daily recap blogs following the team’s every move, it can be incredibly frustrating. You can wrap yourself up in things like Jackie Bradley being absolute garbage, or Xander Bogaerts being treated like he’s absolute garbage when really he’s quite good but not yet great, or Grady Sizemore’s festering corpse continuing to be employed, or dropping down a sacrifice bunt with AJ Pierzynski on first and Sizemore / Bradley / Holt due up, or letting Burke Badenhop blow the game while Koji Uehara sat unused yet again because learning is for suckers.

You know, just as a few examples.

But none of those things–none of them–is as frustrating as 2012. Or 2011. Or 2003. Or each and every one of the eighty-six years that passed between 1918 and 2004. Ten years ago, a loss like this, and a very clearly doomed season like this, would have been yet another reminder of the generations of fans who never saw the Red Sox win a championship. We have been lucky enough to see them win three in the last decade, including just last year. Does that make it okay that the Red Sox are bad? No. But it makes it hurt a little less.

I guess.

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