Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I am living in a world where the Red Sox can't rely on David Ortiz nor Jason Varitek in a big spot.
I'm not sure I like that world.
Papi is clearly hurt and not swinging the bat the way he should be...
He's becoming an automatic out and that most frustrating of sights: A slugger in decline.
(Think Jim Rice 1987-1989)
Pedroia is hitting in front of him and Youk and Bay are hitting behind him.
So here's what he should do...
They are opening up that entire side... BUNT!
Yeah I hear stuff like "the opposing team would LOVE to see David Ortiz trying to bunt" but that is under the assumption that he is bunting instead of hitting a 450 foot homer.
He's out of sync.
He's getting frustrated.
And he'll do a lot more to help the Sox at this point being at first with Youk and Bay coming up instead of walking back to the dugout.
Give it a try!
How can it be worse than his series so far???