Back In Boston
Nobody seems to be more reviled around these parts right now than Carl Crawford, and I kind of hate it.
Is he struggling at the plate? Yes. Everyone does at some point or another for whatever period of time, and it's fair to be frustrated, but at the same time Crawford has done just about everything off the field that you would usually expect to result in, well, a fan favorite.
Of course, the stuff on the field is real, which leads to everyone having an opinion as to what's wrong, as for me...
While it's not quite the roaming closer situation many around these parts support, it's close to that. I just hope Tito won't hesitate to bring Bard into the game in the fifth or sixth if the situation calls for it.
Of course, ironically enough, through the first few games of the season it's actually Jonathan Papelbon who should be putting out all the fires.
Around The AL East
I wish John Lackey would admit to the same, if only to give me the hope--even if for just a few days--that it was true.
And so things slowly return to normal.
MLB In General
For those wondering, Carl Crawford is projected to end up with a .779 OPS now.