When in doubt, put it to the t-test.
I'm sorry to hear the Red Sox aren't doing well.A few years ago, Arnold Kling wrote an article for Tech Central Station on Red Sox technologies---technologies that always had fans saying "Wait 'til next year!" Since then, two of the technologies discussed (e-books and and social networking software) have come into common use. By odd coincidence, the Red Sox have also won two World Series since then.But wait, there's more. Facebook was started in 2004, a year with a Red Sox World Series victory. The Amazon Kindle was released in 2007, a year with a Red Sox World Series victory. Hmmm...Next time the Red Sox win the World Series, I expect to see nuclear-fusion powered aircars.
We can't wait that long, Joseph. As for the Red Sox, it would be easy to blame the statistician, but the list of problems is far too lengthy to get into here. One of the things two world championships has done for me as a fan is to just not get upset about it! I enjoy baseball even when my team isn't winning! Thanks for the laugh to start my day.