The Beard Is On The Shelf.

No more of this for the year.

Just got the email saying that Kevin Youkilis is done until February with the torn abductor muscle in his thumb. Every time we get excited (after the Laser Show put on a, um, laser show in Denver), every time things are going well (Victor comes off the DL to help sweep LAAAAAAA), every time there is a reason to believe this season (Beckett goes 8, gives up one and suggests to Shelly Duncan in no uncertain terms that Fist can be a verb), the Baseball Gods come down to give us one more collective kick in the junk. They are getting back at Theo for suggesting that this was a bridge year by injuring enough guys on an extremely talented team to make it one.

This feels just like Game 7 of the ALCS in 2008, except it’s August. Downtrodden, disillusioned. I hope Daisuke can give us something to make us keep watching tonight….. Is that Pedroia jogging in the outfield?

Go Sox.

Done.

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