With yesterday’s game, the Red Sox season officially came to a close and Don Orsillo gave us his last broadcast before he leaves for the West Coast in his new job for the San Diego Padres.
It’s no news that the Red Sox weren’t very good, but as I said in my last column, they weren’t that bad. There are plenty of things to be excited about and there’s no reason as to why we should finish in last place for the third year in a row.There are also plenty of things to leave in the past and not carry with us to next year. Health concerns for players and Manager John Farrell, who to play where, where to hit guys, the list can go on and on but that’s not what I’m here to do.
I’m here to thank the 2015 Red Sox for the year they had and the fact that they now know that they’re going to have a better season next year. It is also getting to be that time of year where the NFL and NHL pick up and now we can shift our focus from the Sox to the Patriots and Bruins.
The Patriots are doing awesome and they go into the week facing a severely depleted Dallas Cowboys team off a long week from the Bye. The Bruins start up on Thursday and their preseason has gone well from what I was able to watch even though my school doesn’t get NESN Plus (whole other issue).
In the end, the Red Sox were okay, at best, but now we’re privileged to live in the greatest sports town in the Nation and we get to shift our coverage to an undefeated (at the moment) Patriots team and a new look Bruins team set to make a run.
It’s not all bad in Boston when the Red Sox struggle, it just makes it that much sweeter when Bill and Tom are out for vengeance on Sundays.
By Cole McNanna