Who are the Boston Red Sox?
Are they the team that owns the longest active winning streak in the American League, that Monday throttled Seattle 6-1 behind the dominant Jon Lester, that has scored more runs than every AL club save the mighty Texas Rangers?
Or the one that remains last in the American League East, with a losing record and the same win total as the lowly Mariners?
The answer: I don't know. You don't know. They don't know.
"We're still trying to figure out our identity," outfielder Cody Ross acknowledged Monday. "I don't really know how to say it. We're trying to play together.
"Early on we were scoring, but the pitching wasn't pitching. Then the pitchers would pitch and we wouldn't score. We went on a six-game winning streak. It was meshing. Then it fell apart. Then we meshed again and fell apart. We've got to keep that mesh together.
"You're not going to pitch well and hit well every single game. But for the consistency of the season, we've got to do it together...