Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Failure Is Not An Option

One of Shank's favorite column themes - what's gonna happen when things go south?
SEATTLE — The trading deadline came and went and Dave Dombrowski produced no “fireworks.’’ Now it’s up to the people who are still here to make or break this Red Sox season.

Take a good look at the Red Sox today. This is your team for the rest of the year.

Back in January, Sox owner John Henry said that if David Ortiz’s final game is not a playoff game, it would be a “disaster.’’ That’s pretty much where it stands today. After an offseason of spending and the amazing thunder of April and May, this team needs to make the playoffs. If the Sox don’t make it to the postseason, the 2016 season goes down as a failure.
Which is exactly how Shank describes every year the Boston Red Sox do not win the World Series, and even if they do win it all, he chalks it up as a fluke. This is how you know you're dealing with a Grade A asshole. Fuck this guy.

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