Today the Washington Nationals announced that they will be hosting the Boston Red Sox in an Nationals Park exhibition game on Tuesday, April 2, 2012. The two teams also play a 3 game series in Fenway Park June 8-10.
An unprecedented era of success and competence and championships and gave birth to the REDSAWXNATION and legions of bandwagoners wearing pink hats and singing Sweet Caroline came to a crashing THUD last month as the Red Sox collapsed to fall one game out of the playoffs. As a Yankees fan too, this has been thoroughly entertaining. Terry Francona and Theo Epstein, the best manager and general manager, respectively that Boston has ever had are both gone.
Here are two must reads:
Inside the collapse – Boston Globe
The Collapse of the Red Sox – Grantland
Hopefully, this will spread down to Foxborough too.