Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/2/13
They have pine tar on their helmets again, and there’s not a clean uniform in the bunch. Half of the Red Sox seem to have forgotten that their jerseys have a top button and wear their pants about three sizes too large. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Clay Buchholz have some crazy heads of hair. And the beards. The glorious beards. Even early in the season, it’s hard not to look at the ragtag bunch of Red Sox and notice that they look like idiots. Not just any old idiots, but the idiots. In fact, there are a lot of parallels between the 2004 World Series-winning Red Sox that we all know and love and the 2013 team. For starters, there’s the common element of new managers. In 2004, Terry Francona swooped in to try to fix a very frustrated ball club who had just lost an ALCS to the New York Yankees due to poor coaching choices by Grady Little. Of course we all know that two World Series titles later, he certainly did what he set out out do. And we all know how Tito’s story ends as well. Cue John
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