Re: Is Doubront hitting a wall?
posted at 8/18/2013 4:10 AM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
Where are all the pundits who suggested only a few days ago the Dubrount was now better than Lester?
"Here we are trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.- Kurt Vonnegut
There are a couple, maybe more than a couple of posters whose analysis won't go much further back than one or two games. Lester has a 3.65 over his past 8 games, with a 44/12 K/W. But he gave up 6 runs back on 8/2 so they gave up on him. Now Doubront had his first really bad game since maybe early May.
It continues to amaze me how every single bad game has to be a harbinger of disaster.
What many of the fans and those who post here forget is that both teams as a rule show up to play with singular team goal. That is to win the game. There is a contingent among them known as the doom and gloomers club that also only wants to see what's wrong with the Sox. Then voice their angst when they lose a couple of games or when a particular player who might be having a tough stretch, sometimes defined as a single game fails to go 4 for 4 or pitch a shutout.
The root of this malaise lyes in the infamous 86 year drought that later became known as the curse of the bambino. A paranoia that is fanned by the pied piper himself Dan Shaunessy and his many minions in the Boston press. After we won it in 2004 and 2007 Dan and his merry men were saddened that they had lost an easy by-line of gloom used to whip us the masses and lead them down the path of doom and woe is me. Then praise Jesus, all was saved by the collapse of 2011 Red Sox and the drama that was...today they have in their sights another fall due to the flawed roster and the overachieving 2013 Red Sox who as the dog days of August draw to a close and the crisp cool air of the fall is right around the corner Can't possibly hold off the mighty Yanks. Dan and his merry men, today sit awaiting yet another opportunity to call to arms the masses of their club to help pressurize the air in Fenway trying to drain the oxygen form the air in effort to sabotage our season and set in place the perfect dynamics to foster another generation of doomers. A disease that inflicts the weary of heart and the heartiest of fans.
Fear not, the cure is easy, it's called perspective. If one tries hard and does some homework. They'll find that teams win and lose for reason that can be easily explained and super natural powers and our lord god have nothing to do with it. In the immortal words of Herm Edwards...
Hello! You play to win the game. As in both teams...and in all my time on gods earth what I have come to know is the best team usually previals. dispite what Shaunessy might want us to believe...