Saturday, November 28, 2009

More On JD Drew...UCONN WOMEN WIN 43rd Straight And Geno Auriemma Wins #700

Hello on this coldish late November morning, day three of the four day Thanksgiving weekend. The latest news on Boston Red Sox rightfielder JD Drew is very encouraging. I found the following quotes from today's Boston Globe web site. Here's JD...

“I got that cortisone injection right before the (2009) playoffs, which helped a little bit but didn’t help a whole lot,” Drew said from his Georgia home. “Then I went into the offseason and the last couple of weeks it’s just been wearing me out. Nagging, achy, and every time I reach across to grab something it was really weak. So I flew into Boston Wednesday to get an MRI to see what was going on. When you're doing baseball every day I think your body is loosened up and more accepting to those motions you do," Drew told Bradford (WEEI radio). "But when you come home for the offseason and everything starts healing up that's when a lot of time you start noticing scar tissue build-up in that area and that's when I was like, 'Golly man, this is not normal.' . . . It finally got to a point where a shot wasn't going to fix it."

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein summed up JD's value to the ball club, fine praise indeed...

"...there aren’t too many outfielders who compare to what he did. Can you think of a hitter who has had more big hits, more big home runs for us the in the postseason in the last three seasons than Drew? He has more postseason RBIs the past three years than any player that we have."

My thanks go out to the Boston Globe for those illuminating quotes. Also, I completely agree with Theo. Without JD in rightfield, the Boston Red Sox would be a very different ball club. Just to know that he'll be fine and ready to go for the 2010 season is reason for joy. Epstein will fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle and the Red Sox will compete until the very end of next season and beyond, into October. Remember this...Boston won it all in 2004 and then again three years later in 2007. Let's see...'04, '07, '10? Two non-championship seasons between each world championship means the Boston Red Sox are due in 2010, at least numerically. A lot has to happen for that to become reality and I think it will.

That's it for this Saturday. The UCONN women's national champion basketball team won its 43rd game in a row, handily beating Hofstra by more than forty points. It was win number SEVEN HUNDRED for coach Geno Auriemma. The Huskies play again today and tomorrow. Look for wins number 44 and 45 by Monday. I love it.

Thanks for popping in once again and as always, BE WELL. Click on this post's title for more on last night's UCONN victory. Enjoy the weekend.

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