The Red Sox may be Hindenburging it through June, but it’s all sunshine, licorice and free bikes in John Farrelland. These days, his raging optimism is about the only power source we can locate within a 10 mile radius of Fenway Park. In fact, it’s so intense, it’s beginning to sound like every motivational quote poster we’ve ever seen tacked to an office wall. Can you spot the difference?
1. No one’s giving up here and no one’s giving up on this season. There’s a strong belief in here.
2. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
3. The game will tell us what needs to be done, and that’s to execute. No one is pointing fingers. We collectively need to be better.
4. The most effective way to do it is to do it.
5. You learn to deflect negativity. The game itself is based on negativity. What matters most is that we rely on one another.
6. The race goes not always to the swift but to those who keep running.
7. I think the best thing for all of us is that we turn the page and move on.
8. It is attitude, not circumstance, that makes success possible in even the most unlikely conditions.
9. Today, we got beat up but looking back at the energy inside the game, the energy is there.
10. We are trash on fire, people. Motherfucking trash on fire.