Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/14/14
If you haven't gotten the chance to read Dan Shaughnessy's piece on the epic collapse of the Red Sox, you must.Shaugnessy talks about how a year ago from yesterday the Sox won a 9-5 game against the Yankees in which Josh Beckett (yes that guy) pitched 7 innings raising his record to 12-5 and 4-0 against the Yankees. Then Daniel Bard went 1-2-3 in the 8th and Papelbon got the save. Also he notes Jason Varitek hit a two run homer, Jed Lowrie hit an RBI single and Adrian Gonzalez started the rally. None of those guys are here anymore besides Bard.At that point, the Sox were 83-52, leading the AL east by 1.5 games favorites to win the World Series.  Now look where they are; since that day the Sox are 69-91. They are ranked the 19th best team in baseball, behind Seattle. It's amazing how fast something great can deteriorate. Imagine if the Sox  played great in September. Where would we be now? We sure wouldn't have Valentine as manager. Theo probably would still be GM, an...

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

Tim Tebow: Gators don't have offensive leadership, lack heart

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison


Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Percy Harvin speaks out: 'I'm not a perfect person'

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

College football's post-Week 8 Playoff projection

Ortiz surprised military families with World Series tickets

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Five most surprising NFL players through seven weeks

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.