It has been a long season for the Boston Red Sox. After the free fall at the end of last season the team brought in Bobby Valentine to right the ship, and so far it hasn't been easy. Prior to Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies the Sox are a dismal 18-21, and in last place--that's right, I said last place--in the AL East.
Part of the reason has been the reluctance of the team to fall in line with their new manager or the inability of Valentine to connect with his team (hmmm...maybe Valentine should challenge Josh Beckett to a round of golf). Which ever explanation you go with the end result is the same, bad baseball.