No question yesterday was a frustrating day for Sox fans. You know with Josh Beckett pitching batting practice for the Tigers and all. While yesterday was filled with the optimism that we would bounce back from an opening day loss, today it is much harder to be optimistic. According to multiple interviews the players are all saying the right things: "it's just two games", but for the fans it harder to feel that way after what we experienced last year. Right now it feels like last years start all over again and we all have the memories of last year fresh in our minds so a repeat seems inevitable. Similar to last year's start it seems as though all of the Sox weaknesses have been exposed in the first two games and none of the opponent's have surfaced.
As easy as it would be to equate last year's start and lasts year's finish to this year it doesn't have to be that way. It is a different season and there will certainly be different results (that's the scary part). It feels like this team could spend the season fighting for 4th place with the Orioles or they certainly have the ability to fight for a playoff spot (thank goodness for the 2nd wild card spot). We don't know what's going to happen all we can do is watch the games and hope for the best!!
Here are a few of the hot topics facing us today:
Is Bobby V capable of righting the ship?
Where do you think the Sox are going to finish in the AL East?
How badly do the Sox need Crawford to come back and can he be the player he was in Tampa?
Is Beckett a lost cause and this year's Lackey? (pun intended)
Let's hash out these topics and more in the comments section...