Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Big One
'Red Sox fans refuse to turn against Ortiz. They just can't. They owe him too much for 2004 and 2007. It's like turning on Santa Claus or happy hour.' So says ESPN’s Sports Guy. Really? I feel for him; he’s not a quitter and has been consistent since 2002 but he is getting older, misses Manny in the lineup, and for whatever other reasons there are, he's in a monumental slump. And it's costing the Red Sox money. True, he's not the only problem at the moment and it's early in the season. But how much longer will the Red Sox organization be patient with Big Pappi? He's been the face of the Red Sox for awhile now and one of the positive attributes of this organization is that not only are they successful businessmen, they also have a heart.
There’s talk of a possible trade – but I keep the hope burning that soon (and it definitely needs to be soon) his bat will make contact with the ball for a hit – any hit will do. I still believe…..