It could very well be the case that the Red Sox 2012 season peaked last Thursday night considering everything following Cody Ross' towering shot over the monster has been downright disastrous.
Boston lost four straight games heading into last night's game against Texas and its hard-hitting bunch. The team fell below .500 once again and it seemed as though there was a collective shift in thinking on the talk radio airwaves yesterday as fans seem more than ready to waive the white flag on 2012.
Yes, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last season after barely getting to 90 wins in the regular season and earning the NL wild card. But on July 15, 2011, the Cards were still over .500 with a 54-48 record. The Red Sox made the first of what could be many moves in the next week as they traded Brent Lillibridge (who lasted exactly a month with the franchise after being part of the Kevin Youkilis deal) to Cleveland in exchange for minor league reliever Jose De La Torre. It's a move that won't get fans excited anytime soon, but it's a start.
Change is coming for the 2012 Red Sox, sooner rather than later. The only question is whether or not that change is significant or not in the next six days.