Red Sox Start 5-1 and Nobody Cares

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Red Sox Start 5-1 and Nobody Cares

It’s been an amaz­ing year for Boston Sports.

Last Year the Red Sox Won their Divi­sion, the Patri­ots went to the Super­bowl, the Bru­ins are tied for the lead in their divi­sion with 3 games to go and the Celtics, even with­out their Super­star Kyrie Irv­ing are in 2nd place in their divi­sion with a chance to be the #1 seed with five days to go.

This year is start­ing just as good the Boston Red Sox after los­ing their opener thanks to one wild inning have won five straight, the team has yet to com­mit an error in the field and no start­ing pitcher on the staff has an ERA above 1.70 and that’s with Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomer­anz or Steven Wright all start­ing the sea­son on the DL

In the days before the Red Sox broke the curse of the Bam­bino a 51 start with their ace car­ry­ing an ERA of under 1.00 there would be no other story in the state. News­pa­pers would be hail­ing the teams start, TV shows would be talk­ing about the upcom­ing series with the Yan­kees with bated breath and the phone lines of sports talk radio would be full of opti­mists pro­claim­ing this being the year and naysay­ers not­ing that their big free agent sign­ing JD Mar­tinez is hit­ting .200 and has yet to go yard and pro­claim­ing the lim­ited offense in the open­ing games as a har­bin­ger of doom.

But in this post curse era none of that is happening.

What is the num­ber # 1 topic on Boston sports radio, on TV and in the papers: The Patriots.

What are the Patri­ots doing with their off sea­son moves. Will Belichick trade more play­ers for draft picks or draft picks for play­ers. Why did they let Bran­don Cook and Danny Amen­dola go? Will Grok retire? Is Brady plan­ning to retire before 45, will they Draft a quar­ter­back and why the hell DID the Patri­ots sit Mal­colm But­ler in the Superbowl?

Oh the Celtics and Bru­ins get some men­tion in pass­ing and if either get to the con­fer­ence finals the might get more but even on WEEI the home sta­tion of the Red Sox the only thing I hear in my drive to work or my drive home is Patri­ots Patri­ots Patriots.

Now to be fair the Patri­ots are an incred­i­bly news­wor­thy topic, they are the longest run­ning dynasty in the his­tory of foot­ball and have arguably the best coach and best player in the entire his­tory of the league and as the end of their time together gets closer they will become even more news­wor­thy than they are now.

But I sub­mit and sug­gest if David Ortiz, Curt Schilling and their gang of idiots had not bro­ken the curse 15 years ago, there is no way that the Patri­ots off­sea­son would be a big­ger story than the Red Sox start and when I turn on the radio look­ing for news of how the Red Sox when my work­day ends, I would cer­tainly find it.

Clos­ing thought, I won­der if they’re see­ing the same thing in Chicago.

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It’s been an amazing year for Boston Sports.

Last Year the Red Sox Won their Division, the Patriots went to the Superbowl, the Bruins are tied for the lead in their division with 3 games to go and the Celtics, even without their Superstar Kyrie Irving are in 2nd place in their division with a chance to be the #1 seed with five days to go.

This year is starting just as good the Boston Red Sox after losing their opener thanks to one wild inning have won five straight, the team has yet to commit an error in the field and no starting pitcher on the staff has an ERA above 1.70 and that’s with Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz or Steven Wright all starting the season on the DL

In the days before the Red Sox broke the curse of the Bambino a 5-1 start with their ace carrying an ERA of under 1.00 there would be no other story in the state. Newspapers would be hailing the teams start, TV shows would be talking about the upcoming series with the Yankees with bated breath and the phone lines of sports talk radio would be full of optimists proclaiming this being the year and naysayers noting that their big free agent signing JD Martinez is hitting .200 and has yet to go yard and proclaiming the limited offense in the opening games as a harbinger of doom.

But in this post curse era none of that is happening.

What is the number # 1 topic on Boston sports radio, on TV and in the papers: The Patriots.

What are the Patriots doing with their off season moves. Will Belichick trade more players for draft picks or draft picks for players. Why did they let Brandon Cook and Danny Amendola go? Will Grok retire? Is Brady planning to retire before 45, will they Draft a quarterback and why the hell DID the Patriots sit Malcolm Butler in the Superbowl?

Oh the Celtics and Bruins get some mention in passing and if either get to the conference finals the might get more but even on WEEI the home station of the Red Sox the only thing I hear in my drive to work or my drive home is Patriots Patriots Patriots.

Now to be fair the Patriots are an incredibly newsworthy topic, they are the longest running dynasty in the history of football and have arguably the best coach and best player in the entire history of the league and as the end of their time together gets closer they will become even more newsworthy than they are now.

But I submit and suggest if David Ortiz, Curt Schilling and their gang of idiots had not broken the curse 15 years ago, there is no way that the Patriots offseason would be a bigger story than the Red Sox start and when I turn on the radio looking for news of how the Red Sox when my workday ends, I would certainly find it.

Closing thought, I wonder if they’re seeing the same thing in Chicago.

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