Should Jones Break 67 Year Old Mark? a Sox Fans Perspective

jeff coxContributor IJune 13, 2008

Many people believe, especially Red Sox fans, that Ted Williams' mark set in 1941 is one of the greatest feats ever achieved by a member of the Red Sox.

Ted Williams was one of the greatest players to ever pick up a baseball bat. He was an amazing hitter, one of the best that ever lived.

What I don't understand is why a Red Sox fan would root for Chipper to break this tremendous feat? Do you know how hard it is to hit over .400? That feat is so hard that nobody has managed to do it in 67 years and I believe that nobody will ever hit .400 again.

As a Red Sox fan, you have got to be one of the best fans in baseball and if you don't understand that, then we don't want you. Rooting for Jones to hit over .400 is basically slapping Ted Williams in the face and saying "Well, you weren't so good after all." But Williams was one of the greatest if not the greatest Red Sock of all time.

If Jones hits over .400, what does Red Sox nation have to their credit? Nothing but the oldest stadium in baseball! Williams mark is a big piece of history and will not or rather should not ever be broken. If someone does bat over .400 in the future, all Williams hitting .406 in 1941 will be just a footnote in the giant book of baseball history and do you know what that guy will get? a chapter.

Ted Williams deserves his own "book" not just a footnote. All I am saying is that as a Red Sox fan, we should not be rooting for anybody to hit over .400, just remember Ted Williams and what team he played for. If anybody hits over .400 again, it sure as hell won't be me.