In 2004, Terry Francona rode into the Boston city limits on a white horse and created a nation of millions.
After decades of being punchlines and punching bags, the Red Sox have won two championships in the past seven years and generated a culture of success that long suffering fans have embraced.
With that being said, after a choke job worthy of Henry Heimlich’s praise in 2011, the times that were oh “so good, so good, so good” are over. By means of underachievement and discipline issues, the Red Sox ushered in a pompous and self-indulged Bobby Valentine to man the team.
Now that Francona and Valentine have switched spots with the former going to ESPN and the latter manning the reins in Fenway, a new era rears its head in Boston.
Don’t get your hopes up, Red Sox Nation.