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Give it a break

I really don't like articles like this one by Mazz. He muses about whether or not the Sox are fading. Now, he's not saying they are, but by bringing it up he pretty much is. Just ask Fox News if that works ("Is the president going to put Gitmo detainees in your backyard? Let's ask an expert from the Heritage Foundation...").

The Sox might fade. This might be the beginning. But losing 2 of 3 to Seattle and one game to Oakland is not a sign that they are fading.

Seattle is pretty good. They were my darkhorse pick to make the playoffs in the A.L. They have pitching and defense. With just a little offense they can win some games. The games we lost to the M's were 1) an extra innings game and 2) a game we win if Pedroia were 5'10" (missed a pop-up). I hate this doomsday sh-t.

Remember the begining of the season, how the Sox were never going to hit? That panned out. Great job guys.

The Sox aren't hitting because:
  • They faced Felix Hernandez.
  • Jason Bay is in a slump, which is normal for a human.
  • Mike Lowell is out - and even his replacements (Bailey and Kotsay) have been replaced (rookie Aaron Bates is there for now until Kotsay is feeling better)
  • Pedroia was dosed with cold water by putting him at leadoff.
  • And they have a good-not-great offense that includes a .280 hitting shortstop with ok power and a .240 hitting catching with surprising pop.
My point is only that this too will pass. Breath deeply.

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