Yet, just as the Red Sox’ victory won’t be enough to turn the season around, the two-hit performance likely won’t be enough to shake the wolfpack-like sect of Sox fans that has been out to get Gonzalez for the past two weeks.
And that is, for lack of a better term, just plain stupid.
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Adrian Gonzalez — the same Adrian Gonzalez who finished second in all of Major League Baseball with a .338 average last year and the same Adrian Gonzalez who played 159 games last season and has played in all 28 of Boston’s games this season — has somehow become “the perfect face for these free-falling Red Sox,” according to Boston blogger Eric Wilbur. Wilbur’s story is fraught with ridiculousness — i.e. complaining about a 2011 MVP-worthy campaign, stating plainly that “he doesn’t belong here” and taking a cheap shot at the man’s faith — it is hardly the only instance of Red Sox fans expressing frustration with Gonzalez these days "
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