Expectations

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When a baseball team starts the season 5-1, nobody freaks out and expects them to go 135-27. On the contrary, when a baseball team starts 1-5 everyone freaks out and expects them to go 27-135. Baseball has an insanely long season. Teams will win and lose games in bunches, it’s the nature of the sport. I looked back to the Red Sox last two World Series seasons and found three 1-5 stretches in 2004 and two in 2007. It is way too early in the season to make any judgements about any teams.

The same applies for players. A .300 hitter does not get 3 hits in every 10 at-bats. He will have stretches without much production contrasted by stretches of great production. Again, it’s the nature of the sport. It just looks worse at the beginning of the season because you see a .150 AVG in the box score.

The Red Sox are too talented to play this poorly all season. Just remember, they started 2011 2-10 but by September 1st they had the best record in the AL and the second best in baseball.

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  1. cgoogs

    PANIC!!!!!!!!!!

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