NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) With the opportunity to play spoiler, the Boston Red Sox are going out like a lamb, with another crushing loss the New York Yankees. It’s basically been the story of the 2012 season. Since the July 24th passing of television character actor Sherman Hemsley, the Red Sox took an already disappointing season and made it worse. Hemsley, who played the iconic George Jefferson, died on July 24th of this year which oddly coincided with the free fall of the team.
“It sucks.” said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “We loved that dude. We were hovering around the .500 mark before he left us. After that though, it was a spiral straight to the basement. We thought a lot about George and Weezie. The clubhouse was somber. It still is.
“He moved on up in life and in death.” said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. “That’s something we couldn’t emulate this season. Though overall, we have the death part down pretty well.” (more…)