Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Nothing is meaningless if someone still cares

The sports writers, even the ones I actually like, seem to be taking every moment they can to remind us that these wins “don’t mean anything”.  But you know what?  They do.  They absolutely mean something.  They mean that, even though things look grim for them to get to the post-season, this team hasn’t stopped playing and they haven’t stopped wanting to win.  Should we not want our team to win – or care that they win – just because the end won’t result in a trip to the playoffs?

There are 19 games left in the season.  I plan on watching every one of them (some in person at the park!).  I (unrealistically) want the Red Sox to win every one of them.  I want the rookies to shine and I want those players who have struggled this season to try and end their year on a high note.  I don’t need to be told that these games don’t mean anything.  If you’re a fan and you want your team to do well, every game means something.

I plan on live chatting this week but not on Tuesday.  Wednesday, the Sox/Mariners game is at 6:4opm ET and I’ll be here for the live chat!  While some think the games are meaningless, I think we still have a chance to milk some fun out of the rest of the season!


September 13, 2010 - Posted by | 2010


  1. I feel like the season as a whole should be treated the same way you should treat every play: until there’s literally no chance left, try as hard as you can because you don’t know what’s gonna happen. Even if were to come out and say “we suck”–well, the teams ahead of you could suck more! You don’t know. How dumb would you feel if you pulled all the starters for the rest of the season, only to have the team ahead of you lose every single game? So you COULD have made the playoffs had you just tried a little bit. (See that year we shut down Pedro early…what was that, 2000 or something?)

    Comment by jere | September 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. I always say there’s no such thing as a meaningless game!

    My pet peeve this year is that several people at work – and even one Fenway employee who I see every time I go – is making comments like, “You’re still going to games?” or “Have you sold off the rest of your tickets yet?” Meanwhile I’m looking at it like I only have 3 games left and then I won’t get to see them again until April.

    Comment by Kristen | September 13, 2010 | Reply

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