The Softfool that's who!
Our resident hateful racist board jester, back under the name 'redsoxandguitars' is BITTERLY dissapointed his 'team' won the Series and is back to trashing multple Sox players and coming up with ideas to create a cheaper less talented product for 2014. You keep on plugging away Softy. You were wrong about EVERYTHING this year! Disgusting and ignorant.
How many Sox teams could blame injuries for not winning the Series? Please add to my list people.
1946 - Ted Williams is HBP and his elbow blows up. The MVP with 83 XBH in 150 reg season games (Miggy 71 in 148) hits .250, getting 5 singles in 7 WS games. In 6 ALCS games Miggy hit .291 with a HR.
1967 - Tony C. a young all-star SS with 20 HR and an .860 OPS at the time suffers that horrible eye injury and is out of baseball 5 years later. Sox lose Series in 7. Could our Sox have won the Series this year w/o Xander?
1968 - Tony C. misses the entire season with previous injury and ace Jim Lonburg destroys his knee skiing. A guy who went 22-9 in 39 starts with 15 CG's in '67 alone, makes just 40 starts the next TWO seasons, going 13-21 with a 4.40 avg ERA instead of 3.16 and a total of 8 CG's.
1975 - Jim Rice breaks his wrist and misses the ENTIRE postseason, one that featured ANOTHER series going 7. Think the Sox would have won if he hit .290 with a HR in that series like Miggy did in the ALCS?
1978 - When the Sox choked away the division in the painful Bucky Dent year, starting SS Burleson was on the DL the second half of the season and Yaz was playing hurt and a shell of himself, watching his avg fall from .294 to .277 in September alone.
2003 - How about Damon suffering a brutal collison/concusion in the ALDS after going 6-19 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI that series, our leadoff catalyst misses the first 2 games of the famous Pedro/Grady ALCS and musters just 2 singles, 1 2B and 1 RBI in 20 AB's upon his return. Nomar was also dealing with multiple nagging 'Cabrera-like' injuries and managed just 1 RBI vs. the Yanks.
2008 - The Sox lose an ALCS game 7 to the upstart Rays as Papi, Beckett, Dice-K, Lowrie and Lowell all deal with injuries that severly affect their ability to perform at expected levels.
I think it is safe to say the Sox at least have the '46 and '75 World Series if injury free.
Then a 50-50 chance at winning it all in '67, '78, '03 and '08. So two more titles there. I guess injuries robbed us of FOUR World Series over the years.
But the Softfool can mope and cry about poor Cabrera and how it was his injuries and not an incredibly talented Red Sox team, that allowed our club to end the year on top. Wait, weren't Pedroia, Shane, Ellsbury and Buchholz ALL playing through injuries????
What a fool! And definitely NOT a fan of the Red Sox.