The Sox clinched the cellar late Tuesday in the Bronx. They are officially the last-place Red Sox of 2012. They have lost seven in a row, 12 out of 13. They are 25 games out of first place. They are 23 games under .500. They are the worst Boston baseball team in 47 years. Oh, and remember the 7-20 record of last September? That’s now what we call, “the good old days.’’ The 2012 Red Sox are 7-21 since Sept. 1.
In the immortal words of the late Ned Martin … “Mercy.’’