Based on how the Red Sox season played out, they were doomed from the start. Here are five things that went wrong.
Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley. Those were among the hopeful signs for the future even though the Red Sox again finished last.
4yThe Red Sox manager believes there is a better way to determine home field advantage in the World Series.
4yThe first 12 games of the season had Red Sox fans heading for the Tobin Bridge, but fear not -- "Tha Sawx ah back, dude!" And they aren't done yet. There's much more baseball to play.
4yGenerally speaking, the Red Sox are in pretty good shape. They do have some injuries and minor holes to fill, though. For those reasons, they could pick up help down the stretch.
4yThe minor league player is trying to make his way through his first professional season while providing for a family.
4yIt didn't end with the result they wanted, but Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis were two of a handful of AL batters who got on base. Both talk about their experiences this year.
4yBeckett feels soreness in his left knee while warming up and doesn't pitch his scheduled inning.
4yAdrian Gonzalez is not a stranger to the All-Star Game, but this is the first time where the outcome actually may have a big effect on him later in the season.