Shaughnessy: Sox are 'very fragile' right now

Shaughnessy: Sox are 'very fragile' right now
August 11, 2013, 8:45 pm
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You could use plenty of choice words to describe the Red Sox after they dropped three out of four to the Royals over the weekend.

But the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, speaking on Sports Sunday with Damon Amendolara, has his word: fragile.

"I am the prince of darkness with these guys right now," Shaughnessy said of the Sox. "People think I'm negative? I am negative. They've done a great job. This is a wonderful season. It's a gift, it's magic, it's great. They are very fragile in my view right now. Every time it looks like something bad is going to happen, they come back and rip off four out of five or something like that. Maybe that's going to happen again. I would be very worried about them right now."

The team has one of the best records in the Majors, but it's a head-scratcher to the Boston Herald's Steve Buckley as to how, based on the roster. He, too, is worried.

"I don't care who they play," Buckley said. "I don't care about trap games, and gimmes, and freebees, and two-foot putts. I care about how they look at any given time. And right now, I couldn't agree more. The fragility of this team is something to behold. When you look at one to 25, I come away saying, 'How are they in first place?'"