Hey, I know how it is.
It's March, and you get wrapped up in the NCAA tournament. And then the Celtics start magically returning to form. And the Bruins, despite every lazy second you watch them play, are still a favorite with the playoffs on the horizon.
The Sox start slow -- really slow -- and your temptation is to spend your sports energy elsewhere.
The Bruins provided less of a distraction thanks to a first-round flameout, but the Celtics gutted their way to an Eastern Conference Finals game 7, finally surrendering to LeBron and Co. last night.
Which leaves us with today, June 10th, the day when you have no reason but to start putting your energy back into the Red Sox.
I know, it looks bleak. They're currently in last place in the AL East, and are a game below .500 at 29-30. How did they get to this point? What happened while you were gone?
Here are ten things to know about the last couple of months' happenings on the diamond, and what to expect going further: