Re: Excited about 2013
posted at 2/24/2013 6:02 PM EST
In response to Promise4you2's comment:
I have not given up hope, my firend.
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I think theres only one answer moon, we are sox fans who all hope it will finally be different.
GREAT answer craze!
I'm hoping it will finally be different as well, but with our player's ages and recent injury histories, I'm not holding my breath on the health issue.
Moon, is this not what spring is about? To hope to have a healthy team? Should that not be part of our excitement. A team that appears to have no ego's (although we know that is not completely possible) to hope for a miracle? "1967" Ya just never, never know my friend.
I do, however, try to be realistic. For 5 seasons now, I have been hoping that our team stays healthy, particularly the starting pitchers. I have wished for another top starting pitcher each winter, so we wouldn't have to count on the "big 3" to all be healthy and on top of their games at the same time, but it has never happened. It doesn't mean it can't happen in 2013, and I am pulling for it to happen as much as anyone on this board.
But, I'm not kidding myself, Promise, we are not younger this year, and a few players we signed have serious injuries (Naps & Drew), and some of our own players have had recent injury histories- some are the types that may continue (Buchholtz, Papi, Kalish) while others seem freakish in nature or not expected to be reoccuring (Ellsbury, Bailey, Lackey, Middlebrooks). Dempster and D Ross are past prime, and Victorino is nearing past prime. Pedey has shown signs of nagging injuries. Lester has lost velocity. Doubront might be pulling another Doubront ('11). I'm just not feeling all that excited about our health outlook.
Maybe living in Texas, where spring begins right after fall, I'm missing out on the spring fever aspect of spring baseball fever. I am, hoever, hoping and praying for the best.