Don’t Worry, Red Sox Nation: I’ll Save You!
With one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a 2-2 tie, David Ortiz stepped to the plate to face Orioles left hander Troy Patton. Fenway Park rocked despite the team’s record; the Sox had fought hard to recover from a rough opening month that saw them plummet into the basement of the American League East, but they were still a game below five hundred. Things were looking up, though. With their best hitter at the plate–a guy often considered to be one of the most clutch batsmen of the last decade–a single swing of the bat could put the Sox well on their way to evening their record and putting the fear of God (or at least Ted Williams) into the rest of the league. Ortiz set himself in the batter’s box. Patton nodded his ascent to the signs flashed by Matt Wieters… Read More

Don’t Worry, Red Sox Nation: I’ll Save You!

With one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a 2-2 tie, David Ortiz stepped to the plate to face Orioles left hander Troy Patton. Fenway Park rocked despite the team’s record; the Sox had fought hard to recover from a rough opening month that saw them plummet into the basement of the American League East, but they were still a game below five hundred. Things were looking up, though. With their best hitter at the plate–a guy often considered to be one of the most clutch batsmen of the last decade–a single swing of the bat could put the Sox well on their way to evening their record and putting the fear of God (or at least Ted Williams) into the rest of the league. Ortiz set himself in the batter’s box. Patton nodded his ascent to the signs flashed by Matt Wieters… Read More