Sooner or later, the Red Sox balloon was bound to burst. No franchise could be expected to sustain such a draining and taxing regimen for so long a time.
The Red Sox were able to break away from past failings to build a championship franchise. But it took only one month to allow ego, pettiness and division to tear down their greatest run of success.
It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.