In my article today about the 1914 Boston Braves (known as the Miracle Braves for coming back from last place in the National League on the Fourth of July to winning the World Series), I noted that the last place Boston Red Sox were 39-49.
Make that 39-50. I went to the game against the Chicago White Sox last night with an old friend. The game was delayed by 45 minutes because of rain. We had to stay beneath the grandstands and, boy, did it get hot down there. They might as well have postponed it because the Red Sox played as if they were still in the clubhouse. The Red Sox were lethargic with few exceptions namely Dustin Pedroia. My friend pointed out that when Petey tried to throw the ball around the horn after a strikeout nobody else in the infield was paying any attention.