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And we are reduced to this. Soxsplosion 2011 continues. Rock bottom, anyone?

It could be a sign of the apocalypse. That moment where your life flashes before your eyes. You know, just before the lava bubbles splash in your eye.

Or it could just be the bottom. The rock bottom.

I hope so.

I just said the following sentence. Out loud. In NORTH CAROLINA, aka: mini-Atlanta. And I meant it. GOD HELP ME. I meant it:

Why can’t we be more like the Atlanta Braves?

GOD HELP ME.

Unlike the Boston Red Sox, who subjected an entire “Nation” to such drama, the Atlanta Braves took their lumps and have quietly moved forward.

God help us all.

~L

At least we might get to see Tito again.

Can we just hit rock bottom, already? JUST PICK A MANAGER.

You know. If you Twittered me… my day would get better.

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  1. November 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm | #1

    My theory is this:

    The Red Sox are the story because the Rays went nowhere

    The Braves are not the story because the Cardinals won the World Series and the news focuses on them.

  2. November 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm | #2

    Actually, Theo’s goal all along was to be just like the Braves. I assume he meant everything except the September collapse. I always wondered about that though. As good as the Braves are/were, they only have the one title to show for all those playoff games. I think it really puts my main complaint with Theo (and Tito, for that matter) right out front. I think he’d rather be good tomorrow than great today. Much like the Braves. Very good for 20 years. But, only great once. Or, you have the Marlins who were great twice in that span, but not as good the rest. Or the Sox, who were in the middle.

  3. FireDannyAinge
    November 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm | #3

    I tweeted you and got no reply. NO TWEETS for UUU

    • November 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm | #4

      really?! you did?! does this mean i need to take “social media savvy” out of my cover letter?

  4. November 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm | #5

    It is funny I see this post after you response on my blog (passionateindiffernce.com, shameless self-promotion) about Red Sox fans being irrational, obnoxious and crazy. After reading this I’m sure I was right. To be fair you did only defended the crazy part so maybe you are self aware. As a Braves fan this is the exact type of response I would expect from a Red Sox fans. Once I went to a Braves/Red Sox games in Atlanta where the Braves miraculously won. In response the Red Sox fans, who out numbered the Braves fans, proceeded to curse and taunt the locals about the Braves’ division standing even though we were apologetic we had won the game. In conclusion don’t be a Braves fan, you care to much and you are to obnoxious to fit in. I wish you well in finding a manager though. Tito use to coach the Birmingham Barons and I got to see him a lot growing up. He is a great guy. Maybe you all will get another manager you probably do not deserve.

  5. Schmitty
    November 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm | #6

    Maybe it’s because the media there is absolutely too critical to a fault, and doesn’t know how to leave well enough alone? Perhaps it’s because there’s been an ongoing mass exodus where the coaches, management staff, and players are finding safe haven in places where there isn’t half as much scrutiny? Maybe all of the parties involved, including the fans, set themselves up for this monumental failure? Maybe it’s because a great chunk of the baseball loving population absolutely relishes the fact that the Red Sox fell like the Greek and Roman empires, and the team that everyone thought was down and out proved that a $140 million plus payroll doesn’t equal destiny? Etc, etc, etc.

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