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Should The Red Sox Have Been Sellers at the Deadline?

The sky is blue, the grass is green, and the Red Sox cannot beat the Indians. As a teacher of Language Arts, I often times find myself helping students between the ages of 10 and 12 distinguish between facts and opinions. And here today, I wanted to share that lesson with another subgroup that has an average IQ of a 10 to 12 year old: Boston Red Sox fans.

A fact, as defined by Merriam-Webster (remember, we always want to cite our sources), is a thing that is indisputably the case. Here, I’ll give you an example: it is a fact that the Red Sox have not beaten the Cleveland Indians 1 time in the 2018 season. An opinion, as defined by Cambridge Dictionary, is a belief or judgement that does not necessarily have to be true. An example of an opinion would be the following: the Indians have proven their dominance of the American League and should rest their starters against the Red Sox from now on.

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Let’s try this again. Fact: The Red Sox currently have the longest losing streak in Major League Baseball. Opinion: The Red Sox should have been sellers at the trade deadline because they have no chance of making a deep postseason run.

All joking aside, the Red Sox are on an uncontrollable downward spiral that should be concerning to everyone in the organization from Robert Kraft at the top all the way down to the beverage venders nickel and diming their way to an honest income to provide for their families. It is a shame to see that their season will end shorter than most anticipated, as many of those ushers, concession workers, and gift shop employees do not have three sources of income like I do. They rely on October baseball. They need it more than me.

I truly do care about Boston sports fans. I feel that every sports fan base should have the opportunity to see their team play for a championship, especially in America’s pastime of baseball. One of the greatest memories of my life was following the Indians on their magical 2016 run to the World Series. My family all met in downtown Cleveland for the games, and I will never forget the time we spent together watching our town, our team play on the biggest stage of them all. There are many kids in Boston that have not gotten to be blessed with this same opportunity as me, seeing as the Red Sox have not won the AL Pennant since 2013. I hope, for the kids sake, that the Red Sox get out of this funk and turn this sinking ship around.

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