Dan Shaughnessy, a Boston Globe writer who has drawn the ire of Boston fans for a number of years for his obsession with writing pessimistic articles, summed up the 2013 Boston Red Sox on Thursday morning the only way he knew how.
“Nobody saw this coming,” Shaughnessy wrote in his column. “Nobody.”
For a guy who wrote back in February that it is “tough to feel good about David Ortiz” and that the 2013 edition of the Red Sox could be “really bad,” that is a convenient way of putting it. The fact of the matter is most Boston fans were certain their team was not a championship contender after last year’s abysmal 69-win campaign — even though they had ridden themselves of Bobby Valentine and others. Tommy Corsi was not one of those fans.
6 days till the season calling it now sox win World Series in 6 over the Cards
— Tommy Corsi (@tcors54) March 26, 2013
There are plenty of fans in the world who are going to be optimistic no matter what the situation looks like. Proclaiming that your underdog team is going to “win it all” is nothing new, but Corsi nailed the opponent and the amount of games Boston would need in the World Series to get the job done. Whether it was a complete guess or not, that is amazing.
Yes I called it and yes I'm fully torqued
— Tommy Corsi (@tcors54) October 31, 2013
Corsi told Larry Brown Sports that it was the John Farrell hiring that made him feel like this team could be special.
“It was just a shot in the dark,” he said. “The Red Sox have always been my favorite team, and when they signed Farrell I felt good.”
You probably won’t find a single so-called “expert” who picked the Red Sox to win the American League. You certainly won’t find one who predicted Red Sox-Cardinals in the Fall Classic. Lucky or not, Corsi is now a living Twitter legend.
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