Re: Apathy is what I feel, and what I see
posted at 3/24/2014 12:03 AM EDT
In response to fizsh's comment:
In response to TheExaminer's comment:
I feel almost exactly the same way. Although I know when, who and where--I'm not terribly excited either, nor am I impressed with the blasé, lethargic attitude this team has shown so far this spring. If you remember, this is the same kind of spring they had in 2011--at one point losing 12 in a row. A LOT of things went right last year for that kind of a miracle season, and I don't expect for a minute to see it again this year. When you just won, you're chances of winning it all again are nil. Therefore, since winning it all is the real point, if you're chandes are nil, it's hard to get excited. A winning season? Probably. Playoffs? Possibly. WS? Doubtful.
We just won so it is hard to get excited about a new season? Since teams don't repeat why bother? It is tough to win any season, should we never care? And let me get this straight. They had a bad spring in 2011. It didn't affect them until they were 31 games over .500 August 31. The bad spring caused the September swoon? I understand you have the right to feel the way you do, we are all different. I just don't understand the feeling.
The bad spring in 2011 demonstrated with that team at least, that there was a deep character flaw. I preached and yelled all year about it on this forum, and was laughed and shouted down. I said, "guys, there is something wrong with this team, something is not right". I said it even when they were in first place. So yes, the bad spring caused the September swoon because it showed that garbage was in their DNA. They also would have had enough games to sneak by TB had they started 2-4 instead of 0-6. That ST carried over into the season. My point with this years team is, so many things had to go right for them to do what they did last year that there is almost no chance of it happening again. I will watch the games, but I have more skepticism ths year than I did last year, and I didn't think they had a chance of winning anything other than maybe a second WC berth. This is what made it miraculous. I'll tell Sox fans the same thing I told Cardinals fans in 2012: miracles are miraculous because they almost never happen. Name one other time in sports history a city had a story like they did in Boston last season. I said it the day after they won last year: "can we skip 2014 and have another 2013? Because we will never see something like this again", and I was sad because I said we'll never see this group of guys on the field together again. It wasn't JUST a championship, it went way beyond that. It was one of those flashbulb moments in life that you savor, because it can't be re-created--it's there, then it's gone.