honestly, i don't know why i continue to read boston.com and the globe. I mean i'm all for calling a spade a spade, and i do like it when journalists are matter of fact and all, but i also like it when they have unfailing faith and love for their team; i like it when they can say "Just wait til next year!" with the rest of us.
the way bob lobel and gil santos can do. but no. Since gil santos is a patriots guy, and no other media outlet has given bob lobel a job (foolish), we're stuck with dopes like the curly haired boy, bob ryan and tony massarotti. I used to think mazz was a beacon of hope in an otherwise dim landscape at the globe, but today he has sealed his fate with me.
i don't mind that we didn't beat the angels. honestly. i really don't. we didn't hit very well this series, and we didn't pitch championship pitching. I do not mind that the angels came in and did both those things. but for mazz to pen an entire article about the possibility of being on the decline isn't at all the same as saying the angels were a better ball club.
Do you really want to go out before the 09 season is completely over, and say 2010 is going to be a non-race year for us? is that really the kind of fan you are? Are you such a clever "journalist" that you aren't even a fan anymore? Today isn't a day to be mr prediction, it's not for being edgy and apocalyptic, you asshole. today isn't the day to flatter yourself or blind us with your quote unquote brilliant baseball analysis.
Today is a day to be a fan. Today is when you say, "wait til next year! We'll get you next year!"