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Ben Whitehead
Contributing Writer

I'm not into the X-Men and other Marvel comic films. I know plenty of people who are, but it just doesn't tickle my fancy. But the title of the new movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has many folks wondering, "What in the heck does the title mean?"

For Boston Red Sox fans, the phrase is all too familiar.

Red Sox Nation endured one of the most excruciating seasons in recent memory in 2012. We won't relive that terrible 69-win season. The reason? We're reliving it now.

Dustin Pedroia and the rest of the Red Sox
will try to turn this thing around.
(Photo courtesy of Boston Herald)
The 2014 version of the Old Towne Team is making an early run at being worse than two years ago. Yes, Nation, we are smack in the middle of figuring out what "Days of Future Past" really means.

What makes it all so tough is that sandwiched in the middle of this seemingly burnt toast is the reason we love this team: A World Championship. We know that Big Papi and Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester and many others played their hearts out in 2013. They have winning blood running in their veins.

They aren't this bad. Are they?

Injuries, a lack of timely hitting, a lack of quote-unquote putting it all together at once, all the factors that generally lead to a team playing bad have happened to the Red Sox. For whatever reason, Boston has been plagued. Again.

Can they turn this thing around? Certainly. Will they? That remains to be seen.

But grab the popcorn, sodas and get comfy. This movie has only just begun. And it looks to be a blockbuster - whether that's the plot thickening or a monumental trade.

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Ben Whitehead 5/25/2014 10:09:00 AM Edit
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