Theo Epstein and Terry Francona – the twin faces of the Babe’s broken hex – have been jettisoned from Fenway. We can parse the particulars, but the truth is that the remains of a once-brilliant ball club are buried, along with Ruth’s ghost.
Revelations following the Red Sox’s famous 2011 collapse paints an image of a ballclub that betrayed their manager and their own professional pride.
How does a Yankees fan who spent five years living in Boston capture this epic collapse? I’m not really sure, but I know this collapse fits as a good placement holder for the baseball season with an off-day before the start of the postseason.
And you thought the Mets’ epic collapse of 2007 was bad? Move over, Tom Glavine. Make room, incredibly, for Jonathan Papelbon.
Josh Beckett allowed two hits in eight shutout innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Sunday night to take two out of three games from their rivals after opening the season with six straight losses.
You know it’s the start of a Yankees-Red Sox series. There’s just a different feel in Boston when the Yankees are in town.