Enough Left In The Tank ??

…. to make it to the postseason ?

 

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Some things have to happen, and some things SHOULD happen to lead us in the right direction, and it’s getting pretty late in the season too. As of today, we have only 35 games left to the end of the regular season, and the Boston Red Sox are 5.5 games behind. I am not talking about overtaking 1st place….I am not insane.
But to make a bold move forward to grab the AL East wildcard spot, some things have to be pushed, and some shoving has to be done….and fast!
1. Yesterday we all heard about the Sox claiming Johnny Damon off waivers from Detroit. The deal still has to be made with the Tigers, but if they don’t want him….we could really use a veteran hustler wanting to make an impact to save his reputation in the game. The dude can work the outfield, and yeah, he can hit too. (Theo needs to make him grow his hair back a.s.a.p.) Now, if we could acquire Trot Nixon, Kevin Millar & Pedro Martinez…..the Cowboys can ride-in and get this party back on track!!!!!
2. Our Captain needs to get back to us real soon. Martinez has zero days off & it will start to show soon. Tek needs to hit the ground running and hit the ball like he did this spring. We all know he is an excellent catcher, one of the best in history I’d confidently say. I see him anxiously watching from his perch at the entrance of the Sox dugout…I know you want to be out there Jason.
3. King Beckett needs to regain his confidence and become the “Beast” we all know he can be. I know he is supremely capable of dominating the mound…and so does he.
4. Mikey Lowell and J. D. Drew need to stay healthy, and be dominant in the Sox lineup. Their presence in a game has been and will be KEY for the remainder of the season.
5. Utility Player Bill Hall is now a Key Player in the mix and needs to continue to shine. He has proven that he can hit the longball & play all over the field this season.
6. The kids that have been thrust into the bright lights have to keep it up, and even kick-it-up a notch into overdrive to get us past the Rays. These newbies are so important to our team, they have held things together during this unprecedented season of injuries.
How’s that for now ?? A lot has to go right….but we all know that it CAN HAPPEN.
 
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– fenway fruitgirl 2010   “BEHIND THE NET”
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2 comments

  1. cathsmom@yahoo.com

    AGREED on all counts, FF.
    Regarding Damon: I was as bitter as anyone when he left us for the pinstripes, but let’s get the deal done and get him out there. It sounds like the players would love to have him back, and who are we to argue with that. (And you’re right about the hair…)
    Regarding The Captain: It is painful to watch him watch the game from that “perch.” One of the best in history, indeed, and he was hitting like crazy this season. Holding my breath until he gets back.
    Beckett: I truly believe he will be fine. So he’s part human and part Beast. We can live with that.
    Every player who is (knock on wood) no hobbling/hospitalized/in a cast/otherwise injured: Keep it up!

    Let the MASH unit keep fighting well into October! And when that happens…Terry Francona is Manager of the Year. GO SOX!

  2. ellediablo666

    We need our pitchers to stay healthy! What’s wrong with Dice K all of a sudden? What happened with Lester vs. the Blue Jays?

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