June, 2013: Worst Boston Sports Month in History?
posted at 6/27/2013 10:44 PM EDT
This month has been brutal for us Boston sports fans. First, it was learned that Gronk would need back surgery...and thus likely won't be ready to start the regular season for the Pats.
Next, the surprising Red Sox went on a skid, coinciding with an arm injury to star pitcher Clay Buccholtz...who was 9-0, with an E.R.A. of under 2 runs per 9 innings.
Then, the Bruins, after jumping out to a promising 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, lose three straight close games to the Chicago Blackhawks...with two of these losses coming on home ice.
Next comes the aborted Doc Rivers/KG trade...before Doc is eventually sent packing for a #1 draft choice in 2115.
Finally, there's the Hernandez mess...which progressively got worse. What started out as an obstruction of justice charge mushroomed into a first degree murder charge, and his cap costly release from the team. Worse yet, it now appears that Hernandez is a stone cold gangster killer...with three murders committed (that we know of) within a year!
I'm going to stop watching and listening to sports news for a while. Sports is supposed to be a fun escape. But of late, it's depressing me big-time!! Mercy!!
The only things that I can think of that compares to this was the Pats falling short of a perfect season in 2008...the 1986 Red Sox choking to the NY Mets in the "86 WS...The Celts losing to the hated Lakers in the 1985 and 2010 NBA finals, the "71 Bruins losing to the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Semi-finals, and the 1975 Sox losing to the Reds, in Game 7 of the WS.