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The next loss for the Red Sox will be their 90th of the season. This will almost certainly be viewed as further evidence of the apocalypse and the need for Bobby Valentine to be drawn and quartered in Copley Square.
Losing 90 games is a benchmark in baseball. It's the point where you cross the line from being merely a bad team to being a truly dreadful one. Plenty of teams have losing seasons, but you need to really stink up the joint to lose 90 games.
But it's worth noting that you have to back to 1966 — three years before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon — to find the last Red Sox team to lose 90 games.
If that sounds impressive, it should. Because no other team has come close to going that many years.
So do not bemoan 90 losses. Celebrate the fact that you went 45 years without having to say, "Man, my team really stinks."
Most Red Sox fans have stopped watching and are oblivious to what is going on with the team and baseball in general. With 4 games left this season, fully expect the Sox to finish with 93 losses. It is still weird to type "losses" after such a large number.
Last night's loss wasn't as embarrassing as the previous night. The Sox put up a great fight, but fell short of returning the favor to the Orioles by playing spoiler. There is that word again, I don't know why I mentioned it..."spoiler". I thought the requirement to play spoiler is to be a decent team. By decent, I mean more than 70 wins. I've been hearing that word for the last month and the Sox are the worst team at playing spoiler. They just make every team they play look like a playoff contender. The Royals have a better record than the Red Sox, THE ROYALS!
Thank god it is football season and basketball season is right around the corner. Some hockey would be nice, but I won't get into it.
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