Friday, June 15, 2007

Humpty Dumpty

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.


At 6/15/2007 7:07 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Hi Peter:

"When it rains, it pours" - You said it; I didn't see the way last night's game went coming!

"Keep the faith" - Will do!

At 6/15/2007 7:10 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks for being here everyday, no matter WHAT happens. And Carol, so far this season we've experiences the highest highs and, as we are RIGHT now, the lowest lows.
I appreciate you always...Pete

At 6/15/2007 10:41 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Hey, we're just stumbling a little bit right now. We haven't fallen to pieces, yet. Our pitching staff hasn't been decimated by injuries. We still have the same quality guys on the mound and they'll bounce back. Just like the bats will. I don't see 9 or 10 guys batting .200 for the season. We'll pick it back up soon and for good, too.

At 6/15/2007 10:58 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW, I so hope......thanks, as always!

At 6/15/2007 1:18 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Haha. Great analogy Peter! I think the Sox will be able to put it all back together again against the Giants. I have high hopes! Have a great weekend!

At 6/15/2007 1:22 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

I AGree with bosoxfaninwitchita,we are just stumbling.I have all the faith in the world that we will be there in October!

At 6/15/2007 2:50 PM, Blogger JaySpay said...

Let's not think we've fallewn off the wall yet..maybe we are teeter tottering on the edge of the wall but hopefully all the "Giants" horses ands men (pun intended) will put us back together again.

Additional info on Jose Tartabull I should mention...his career spanned 8 seasons with the A's in KC and Oakland and the Sox...he played in 116 games in 1967 but only batted 250 times and that was by far the most games he played in any 1 season. Thsi makes that play at the plate I talked about even more amazing and I think was reallt an important episode in tat "Impossible" season!!

At 6/16/2007 7:28 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW, maybe I used the Humpty Dumpty reference because I had just enjoyed a breakfast of scrambled eggs! My mind wanders, and some of those meanderings wind up here, in print. And hi Kristin...long time no hear from! Hi to Kaylee and Jay, also.
One down, so many more to go in this up and down and then up again 2007. Such is life in June. Any June.


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