Robert Andino’s walk off single followed by Evan Longoria’s shot concluded the train wreck that was the 2011 Red Sox. The season to forget began with an 0-8 start, which most Sox fans thought would have been their worst stretch of the year. Boy were they wrong. The middle of the season was great, with Boston having the best record in baseball from May to August and scoring 5 plus runs a game. While the offense was explosive, one man never really joined the hit parade, that man was Carl Crawford. After signing a 7 yr, 142 million dollar contract, Crawford never seemed to handle the pressure and play like the All-Star he was in Tampa. With a .255 batting average, 11 homers, 55 runs batted in and a career low 18 stolen bases, he was a huge disappointment in bean town. The pitching was never great all year, but the offense bailed them out of most games. The rotation that was expected to be strong, lost Dice K and Clay Buchholz and never found replacements for them all year. John Lackey, was just as bad in year two of his contract, going 12-12 with a 6.41 era and gave up 141 earned runs. The rotation help at the deadline was Eric Bedard, who did not improve this ball club much at all. He threw 38 innings giving up 17 earned runs and walking 18. He also did not get out of the 4th inning in 3 of those starts. The bullpen for the most part was much better than last year, until September. Daniel Bard, the potential closer in waiting, imploded in September giving up 11 earned runs and 9 walks in 9 innings. With all these great things happening in September, the Red Sox went 7-20 and blew a 9 game wild card lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. There will be many changes this off-season with J.D. Drew retiring, Jonathan Papelbon a free agent and Jacoby Ellsbury looking to get paid, but the biggest question is whether or not Terry Francona will keep his job. Much like the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox this team will be remembered by the fans, but not for good reasons.