In addition to my previous post, I would like to add that I would like to see a team not so dependent on home runs.
The Sox defense this year was a huge improvement. As a fan, I love watching a good defensive team. Its exciting to watch.
As for the all or nothing home run offensive approach that seems to have taken over the team, the problem is two fold. From the standpoint of winning games, its great when your hitting them out of the park, but terrible when you can't manufacture a run with bases loaded and no outs. Its an all or nothing approach.
From the standpoint of the passive fan, you've got their attention when the ball is flying out of the park, but boring them to death when its not.
This is of importance when it comes to tv revenue. Live sports in the ultimate in reality tv, and a boring show garners poor ratings.
"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people, and astonish the rest".
Mark Twain - American author and Freemason