Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Can't argue with your post. My biggest concern though is the WAY they are losing games. Something just isn't right and I can't pinpoint it yet.
Konerko was right, this is not last year's team.
My hope is that this version doesn't turn out to be like the 1973, 1984 or 1995 version.
Historically the Sox do not seem to play well when they are the hunted and not the hunter. Maybe that's because so few times has the franchise in fact been the hunted.
We'll see... but there are some real issues right now that have to be worked through. From a slew of minor nagging injuries that didn't seem to happen until last July, to lousy friggin' weather (although BOTH teams have to play in it..) to a bullpen that in my opinion is worse then last season to 'championship hangover...'
Well the hangover will cure itself eventually. Maybe it will take longer than we expected, but it will eventually get better. If the starting pitching continues to pitch like crap, the team is screwed. The only guy who pitched up to his capabilities so far is Contreras. So, if Buehrle, Garcia and Garland all continue to pitch like crap, the Sox will falter. I wouldn't put a lot of money on that happening though...