A 7 Letter Word For Doom, Mayhem, Or Disaster
In most cases, the answer to the question posed in the title would be TROUBLE. But in this blogdom of Red Sox comings and goings, the answer would be TAVAREZ. Julia was up to his old tricks last night, taking a 2-1 Sox lead in the 12th inning and turning it into a 5-2 defeat. I am getting tired of his act. We all are.
Curt Schilling was tremendous. Santana was brilliant, the best stuff I've seen all year. What Carlos Santana can do with a guitar, he can do with a baseball. But after 7, it was 1-1. After 11 and 1/2, it was 2-1 Red Sox, on Tek's home run. This was after great 'pen work by Paps for 2 and Mike Timlin (welcome back!) for 1. And then there was Tavarez. With 1 out, he hit Cuddyer, gave up a double to Morneau, and intentionally walked Torri Hunter. And then.....it was over. A grand slam by Jason Kubel had Julia jogging into the dugout with his tail between his legs, never to be seen by any Red Sox fan on the face of the earth again, ever. He will be hidden away underground in a place as unfindable as Jimmy Hoffa has been all these years. Ok...maybe I got carried away a little at the end of that sentence there, but that's the way I felt at the time.
So hats off to Curt Schilling. Hats off to Johan Santana. A job well done to both of you. Someone had to lose. It's a shame Little Manny wasn't brought in instead of Julia Tavarez. We'll get 'em tonight. We have to. There's not room at the top for us AND the Yankees. Not in Red Sox Nation. My nation.