Cheer up, Sox fans. It’s just a game. Sure, your team just authored one of the great stretch-run collapses of all time; that never feels good. But you can still take a comfort from a few things.

One, you guys have won two world championships in the past 7 years. Get over it.

Two, it’s still nowhere hear as bad as the Yankees’ epic ALCS collapse in 2004. Remember?

And three, you have an overpaid black player you can pin everything on. You guys love that.