With just 14 regular season games to go the Red Sox are not really in contention for much.
It's been that way for awhile now.
There was the blip of excitement around cheering for David Ortiz to surpass the milestone of 500 career home runs, but he blew right through it inside of a few weeks and it faded into history quickly.
Now we have the potential tonight against the Rays to climb out of last place in the AL East, something of an achievement if you consider how bad the 2015 season has gone. Who knows, maybe the Red Sox could string together a few more wins and end up in third place for this division, which would not reflect how badly the season has gone.
Would you consider nine more wins a successful season ending at 80 wins?
What would you call it if they won 82 games?
Let's put that all aside for a bit and examine a feat that was put into the history books by Red Sox legend Ted Williams in 1940, the second year he was in the Majors. As an under-23 year old Williams put together a 193 hit season, something that is pretty extraordinary for such a young hitter in the Major Leagues, but one that is on the verge of being broken.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell