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Red Sox Nation Turns Into Prozac Nation

Looking for a smile today? Find a Red Sox fan and ask him how he/she is feeling. Yesterday, for the first time in seven years, Boston lost on Patriots' Day, the fifth loss in a row for the Sox. They're 4–9, fourth place in the AL East and already are six games back of the first place Rays. Last year, the Red Sox fell six and a half out on August 9. Red Sox fans are freaking out. We'll confess, we suspect the Sox will be ten games over .500 in a month and a half and no one will remember this, but, frankly, it's kind of nice seeing Sox fans all panicky and morose again, isn't it? It had been a while. Welcome back, guys.

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