Gee, maybe if the Sox had tried to run up the score a bit more tonight, they might’ve actually won the game. This is exhibit “A” for the argument that you never stop playing and give “mercy” to the other team. A seven run lead in the eighth inning isn’t enough. Buck and Mazz will probably say tomorrow that the Sox lack the “killer instinct”.
So the next time you hear some broadcaster or sportswriter muttering that Bill Belichick never tells them anything, take that as a sign. If Belichick didn’t feel like wasting his time with them, you probably shouldn’t either.