A Nation Turns Its Anguished Eyes To Papi
The nation is Red Sox Nation. Anguished? Yes, in the sense that the season is over. Not mathmatically, but the result is certain just the same. Sure, we staved off the Yankee celebration, and we looked good doing it. They'll have their hands full in the post season. That will be nice to see. But now, three games at our Fenway. Papi sitting on 49 home runs, and trying to tie the mark of 50 set by a man named Foxx. Minnesota is in town, their playoff hopes in full fevered splendor. So we wait for that first Papi at bat, his slow walk to the batter's box, the crowd rising as one, screaming out "Papi Papi." Fenway Park will be ready for an eruption of epic proportions. One home run will bring the house down, and NESN and the radio network with it. And there will be September joy, in our hearts and souls. Two? I cannot even imagine. Oh, and we do end the season at home with two against Tampa Bay, and three against the Orioles......just in case. But the time is NOW.
The stage is set. The seats are ready to be filled by 36,000 fans who have one thing on their minds, in their hearts. And that is to see our beloved DH, the man we call Big Papi, make history. I'll be watching. You will be too. ENJOY.