Pete Abe asks a question:
Why does everybody want Ortiz sent to a retirement home and Drew is getting a free pass?
This just cannot be serious, so I'm just going to let it pass. I mean, it has to be, right? Because I know Peter Abraham as an intelligent observer of baseball… no, it's a joke. I'm not even going to try.
Meanwhile, Mike Cameron (kidney stone) and Jacoby Ellsbury (bruised ribs) might both be headed to the disabled list. Meet Bill Hall, the Sox' new full-time center fielder.
And because Josh Beckett may be smart enough to marry a rocket scientist but isn't smart enough to know how to pitch to anyone other than Jason Varitek, the Red Sox are posting quite the unique lineup against one of the teams with whom they will be battling for a playoff spot. Scutaro's leading off, Drew's batting second and Pedroia third. But don't worry. Terry Francona has assured us that Kevin Youkilis will continue to get zero good pitches to hit: David Ortiz is batting fifth.
Comment away if the only thing you have left to do on a Friday night is watch the lackluster Sox lose to the Rays. Yes, I'm pessimistic. Sue me.