Bench Papi for a week. At home. 'Cause he's not REALLY trying to break out of this slump.
Sign more ethnic players. Because we've got an inordinate amount of white dudes playing ball, apparently.
Throw in hitting Jacoby 9th, move Pedie to SS, Lugo to 1B, and Youk to 2B, and have Pap and Beckett switch roles and we've got it all sorted out.
Something about the Yankees being in sole possession of First Place in the AL East for the first time in like 3 years has gotten people out of their ever loving minds. The Red Sox have dropped the first two to the Jays after splitting with the Twins, the Yankees are playing out of their heads right now, and I guess this means Chicken Little was right.
The Sky really IS falling.
It's a LONG season, people. And I hate to break it to you, but the Red Sox are going to lose MORE games. They will have slumps and high points, close wins and ball busting losses, and Pap is more than likely going to blow another save. Or 5.
Daisuke will drive me nuts with 6 walks, 8 K's, 3 hits, and 158 pitches in five innings at some point, Tek will kill a rally in the 3rd and win the game in the 9th, and Beckett WILL hit one of the LA Angels. We'll win more than we lose, care more than we should, and at some point cry over Johnny Freaking Pesky.
It's baseball. More specifically Red Sox baseball; it lasts about 7 months if we're lucky and a part of me dies every time winter arrives. We've got the model franchise in the game, with ownership and management that actually know what they are doing, and Scenic Lowell playing Third.
Face it. It could be A LOT worse.
So can we all step away from the Arsenic, take a look at the calender and realize it's MAY 30TH and not the end of September?
Letting Patience Work
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