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Putting The Sox Season In Perspective

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Red Sox manager Terry Francona (AP)
Red Sox manager Terry Francona (AP)

"Fire away.... Not literally."

That's how the Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein started the team's post season — post slump — press conference at Fenway Park Thursday. He said the Sox "all failed collectively:"

"We have to own all three phases of the season, including September, which sunk us. So that's who we are. We're gonna spend a lot of time assessing what went wrong, probably less time assessing what went right in the middle, and get better from it," he said.

In the midst of all the despair and finger pointing, we found one diehard Sox fan who has already come to terms with the team's painful collapse.

Craig Jones, 58, spoke with us outside his workplace in Andover during his lunch hour Thursday. He says after a much bigger near loss in his life this year, he says he hasn't spent much time stewing over the dramatic end of the Sox season.

This program aired on September 30, 2011.

Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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