I’ll be the first to admit that I started panicking way too early. When the team was struggling and creating ways to lose, I pretty much gave up on them.
One week can change things, and this week has been an enjoyable one. With just four games left and a three game lead over the Yankees, it looks like the Red Sox will finally regain the American League East Division Championship. The last time they won, was 1995. The start of my sophomore year of high school. That team featured big names like Mo Vaughn and Roger Clemens, long time veterans like Mike Greenwell, John Valentin, and Luis Alicea. Some then unknowns played prime time that year, like Matt Stairs, Scott Hatteberg, and Aaron Sele. Jose Canceso was the DH that year. The only player from that roster that remains on the Sox today is Tim Wakefield.
Then again, there aren’t too many players that were with the 2004 roster. If this team wins it all this year, I hope they aren’t so quick to dismantle it.