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Unlikable Red Sox flunked chemistry

Somehow the team became what it once abhorred -- arrogant, complacent and entitled

Updated: September 30, 2011, 2:20 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

You can wring your hands all you want over whether Jonathan Papelbon served up the wrong pitch to Robert Andino or why Marco Scutaro hesitated just long enough to get gunned down at the plate or why David Ortiz stretched a pivotal single into a costly out or why supposed Gold Glover Carl Crawford couldn't make a shoestring running catch, but it won't change a thing. The Red Sox season wasn't squandered during one compelling night in late September, with all of baseball fixated on one of the most ...

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