Let’s put a happy face on this. From the Red Sox Blog:
Last year does make this year a bit more bearable. It’s not because we’re all still riding the high of a World Series victory though. Take a good listen. You hear that? That’s the sound of no one bringing up some asinine curse. It’s the sound of no one chanting 1918. It also makes next year a little brighter. Everybody who isn’t a complete jackass knows that there’s no such thing as curses and that the Red Sox weren’t cursed. But even those of us rational ones always had that lingering doubt. We always wondered if they would ever go all the way. And now we know that they can, they did, and they could easily do it again.
It was a great season. David Ortiz cemented his place in New England history as a legend. Tim Wakefield provided us with another season of leadership and another dozen reasons to love the guy. Manny…well, he was Manny. And Manny is an MVP candidate. Johnny Damon showed remarkable grit and toughness while Kevin Millar hit more foul ball home runs than anyone in the history of the game. Bill Mueller once again showed us how the game is played and Mike Timlin stepped up to carry the entire pitching staff on his 39 year old back. We all kinda knew that this team wasn’t as good as the one that was on the field last year, but it was still a great one and it was still filled with some great players.
To-do list for the off-season: GET SOME PITCHERS!!!