I'm sure you all know the story of that good egg Humpty Dumpty, who took a great fall off a wall and "all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again." Well, this 2007 Red Sox team is beginning to remind me of Humpty. Last night it was Josh Beckett's turn to get bashed. And he was. By the end of the third inning it was 5-0 and the Fenway fans had had the wind knocked from their sails. Boston was silent and mute, sad, in fact. The hallowed park became eeriely and unnaturally quiet. A scary quiet. And so it stayed for the rest of the night. In an experiment, Tito batted JD Drew first, and he promptly went 0-5 and left 7 (!!!) men on base. Beckett was gone after 5, but the Red Sox were in pieces after 3. And all of RSN might not be able to put them together again.
Barry Bonds and the Giants come into town, and they'll send none other than Barry Zito to the mound. When it rains, it pours, and it seems I've been wet for two weeks! And the Yankees are on fire, having won 9 straight. These are tough times for a Red Sox fan, but I still have faith. The team HAS TO start hitting. They've scored 2 runs or less in 7 of the past 9 games. And that just won't do. Not if they want to win games.
So lets all take a lesson from Humpty Dumpty and stay away from sitting on any tall walls. And let's hope the Red Sox pieces, unlike poor old Humpty's, can be put back together again. Click on the title of this post for more on the latest loss of this summer of '07. And keep the faith, RSN.