I don’t want to panic or overreact, but is it possible the Red Sox season is already over?If Shank didn't panic or overreact, half his columns would disappear.
Was run prevention a giant sack of fool’s gold?Thus the tone for the rest of the column is set. We are treated to a few standard Shankisms ('Your Sox', 'Theo and the minions', 'immortal') and lots of doom and gloom with respect to the upcoming road trip. The only thing missing is an explicit 'I told you so' from Shank.
Did Theo Epstein know this might be coming when he talked about the bridge year?
I’m being silly, right? The Sox (ghoulish 14-3 losers to the Yankees yesterday) have played only 31 games, 20 percent of the schedule. In past years we have seen 14-game deficits erased after July 20. There’s tons of time. The season has only just begun.
In other words, it's a standard Shank column.
UPDATE at 1:12 PM - Deadspin piles on.