There's no denying that the Red Sox have been awful this season. Everyone (outside of Boston) is reveling in it. Inside the Hub, however, media and fans alike are enduring what happens when the team that opened the season with baseball's third-highest payroll has Scott Podsednik batting third or Pedro Ciriaco in left field.
There has been so much about the 2012 Red Sox that is so bad. (Including Bobby Valentine's desire earlier today to punch a talk-radio host in the throat.) But when did the Red Sox truly reach rock bottom—their absolute nadir, the one point from where things could deteriorate no further?