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Monday, 15 May 2017 20:56

The Red Sox Should Be Rooting For the Celtics Harder Than Anyone Right Now

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As of right now in Boston, we have two of the main sports going on. We’ve got the Celtics still battling through the NBA playoffs and we’ve got the Boston Red Sox dragging their way through a fairly young season. Most fans in the city pay attention to multiple sports, but it’s easy for the casual fan to focus on one team that is playing in a more high leverage situation. I would bet that at this point in the Red Sox season, many people haven’t paid them much mind and the Sox should want to keep it that way.

Tonight, the Celtics play in a Game 7 against the Washington Wizards. The Red Sox have the night off before they start a series in St. Louis, but the organization should all be huddled around a television cheering on the C’s and hoping the basketball season goes just a little longer. The reason for this is because the Red Sox are awful right now. They are just one game over a five hundred winning percentage, and for the expectations they had, they are a train wreck. They need more time to right the ship before Boston can turn their attention to them and realize what is going on here. 

As of right now, there are just too many problems with this Red Sox team. There are injuries, ineffectiveness and just an overall lack of entertainment. This is not a team that is fun to watch or easy to root for because they just look very apathetic. If the city’s basketball team ends it’s season, all eyes will turn to the underachieving mess that currently resides at Fenway Park and they will get buried by criticism. 

The Sox may not have any more time to hide if the C’s lose tonight, or they may have about a week before LeBron James and the Cavaliers sweep the Celtics away. Either way, they need to start playing better baseball and fix some issues fast otherwise it will be a long summer on Yawkey Way.

Jake Archer

Jake is a contributor to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is passionate about baseball, basketball, football and golf, but can get interested in almost anything competitive. Jake has a lot of strong opinions and will share them through his writing and podcasting. You can also follow him on Twitter @jarcher04 but please be advised, his takes can get hot.