We thought we ought to check in with the Red Sox, just a year removed from being the Best Team Ever. (Seriously, will this cover ever get old?) Yesterday was the season's final game at Fenway, and to celebrate the Sox held a ceremony honoring their All-Fenway Team.
It was a pretty unapologetic attempt to bring in fans with reminders of the glory days (a "transparent eighth anniversary of their World Series win," one bitter scribe put it, as about half the two dozen players on hand were on that 2004 team), and it failed even at that. The ballpark was anywhere from one-third to one-half full, and fans in the outfield were being upgraded to seats directly behind home plate. The Red Sox, naturally, announced a sellout crowd of 37,247.