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Red Sox Nation in Need of a Reset

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The Boston Red Sox had a lousy April, but so far, May has been even worse. They’ve won just twice in ten games. They are last in their division and third-worst in baseball, with the same record as the Chicago Cubs, who have openly embarked on a low-expectations rebuilding season under former Sox general manager Theo Epstein. A handful of Boston’s highest-played players are on the disabled list, and many of their able-bodied ones look like they could use a break, too. But that’s just the bad news on the field. Off it, the last two weeks have brought a mix of tragedy, controversy, and embarrassment.

On Wednesday, the team’s public-address announcer, Carl Beane, known for his tradition-marking opening line (“Good evening ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, and...

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