In Pieces. Bits And Pieces
I know when this team started to disintegrate. I know the exact day, the precise moment. And you can throw stats at me and argue until you're blue in the face. And it won't do a darn thing. My mind is made up. That day? It was when Jason Varitek, Tek, the Captain, blew out his knee rounding second base. It was then that the starters who were so reliable became inconsistant. And the bullpen became a treasure trove of hidden perils good enough to sink any team as the 7th became the 8th in order to have a save in the 9th. It's nice to know why this team of promise became pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, a puzzle with pieces designed NOT to fit together. But it doesn't make the carnage we have witnessed any easier to take. Not by a long shot. Which is what the Red Sox have become. A long shot.