Jacoby Ellsbury ran circles around the Colorado Rockies in last year's World Series. If he was named series MVP, nobody would have blinked.
This year? Not so much.
Ellsbury, 25, didn't get off the Boston Red Sox bench when it mattered most. The Sox came up a game short of the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston in the deciding game 7.
Ellsbury was on a 0-20 hitless streak and didn't play in games 5-7 against the Rays.
"It's definitely not a good feeling, but you can't dwell on it," Ellsbury wrote in his wrote in his blog about losing Game 7. "Just get better because of it and make another run at it next year."