Red Sox Nation needs a flow chart:
Following the Red Sox' moves these days (here
) reminds me of Spock's three-dimensional chess game
: "The gameboard consists of seven levels, three fixed levels four squares long by four squares wide and four movable levels which are two squares by two squares." Yep, that roughly resembles how to contemplate the Sox' confusing lineup changes these days. ... Now throw into the three-dimensional mix Peter Gammons' observation
that Theo might still be pulling strings over at Yawkey Way.
... Here's something I wish someone would do (bloggers, media members or anyone else without a life): Come up with A.) a comprehensible flow chart to keep track of the current lineup changes B.) a graphic that shows the statistical player lineup progression of the Sox from the end of the Danno era through the Theo era to the current Larry era. Ideally, the graphic should be as clear as Charles Joseph Minard's classic statistical portrayal
of the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Hey, if Napoleon's retreat can be statistically graphed, the Sox' campaign forward or backward can be too. ...