Boston Red Sox Slowly Climbing the Ladder to Playoffs
Ever since manager Bobby Valentino joined the Boston Red Sox camp, there was hope for the organization. When the season started, fans were sadly mistaken. The Boston Red Sox couldn’t pull it together, with loss after loss. Valentino said the Boston Red Sox hit “rock bottom.” They definitely had to turn it around or they could kiss a shot at the championship goodbye.
From Bottom to the Top
Finally, the Sox are starting to win. They’ve won nine of their last 11 games. A season-best of five games above .500 as well. The Red Sox are tied with third in the division along side the Tampa Bay Rays. They’ve been coming from losing up to winning in a matter of innings for a couple of their games. Wednesday night, the Red Sox drowned the Toronto Blue Jays in a 10-4 win. The Boston Red Sox are shaping into the team we knew they could be.
“I believed it,” Valentine said after Wednesday’s victory. “I wasn’t sure of it, but I believed it. Things were going so wrong and we couldn’t catch a break and we had a season’s full of bad things happening and then things turned around because the guys believed it too and they’ve played hard every night they came out.”
Turning Things Around
The organization hit a couple rough patches when it seemed that Bobby Valentino couldn’t help the organization rebuild as he was coming off being in Japan. The club needed to make sure a few things was fixed in order to be able to the climb the ladder to the American League East Championships.
1. Make sure players and Valentino are getting along
It was rough bringing in Valentino due to his personality. He’s cutthroat and outspoken, likes doing what it takes to win. He didn’t get along with the players at first but never lost faith in them. Part of what it means to be a great manager is to always believe in the bigger picture of your team and ensure their potential is well within their reach.
2. Figuring out how to win games at Fenway Park
Fenway Park is such a historic field. Fans come from all over the country in order to see a game, so why can’t they win at home?! Seems like they don’t let the home field advantage energy mesh with their performance.
Can the Red Sox use their second half of the season and keep their momentum going?