The Red Sox can’t help but seem boring without David Ortiz

Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts, left, is congratulated by Andrew Benintendi, who scored on the play, after hitting a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Baltimore.
Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts, left, is congratulated by Andrew Benintendi, who scored on the play, after hitting a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Baltimore. –(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

COMMENTARY

I keep hearing how the 2017 Red Sox are boring. They’re not, but it sure is easy to identify why a fan or sports radio caterwauler would claim they are.

There are three reasons this is a recurring conversation about a team that’s on a 91-win pace and hasn’t even gone on a tear yet:

1. Baseball games take forever and an hour.

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