Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

BOSTON (AP) After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.

The Red Sox are languishing. Cleveland swept the Celtics in the playoffs. The Bruins didn’t even make theirs. The city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host. And now the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s entire four-game suspension.

Forget the footballs: All of Beantown feels a little deflated right now.

Watertown engineer Dan Clark sums up the foul mood, saying: ”It’s been disappointment after disappointment.”

But Cambridge-based marketing executive Bruce Mendelsohn is urging Boston to look on the bright side: At least it’s easy to get a ticket for a ballgame at Fenway Park.