We Apologize, J.D. Drew

Here’s a little snippit from the Sports Guy after the so-called $14 million grand slam against the Indians last year, with regards to J.D. Drew: (you can read the entire column here)

For posterity’s sake, I’m leaving you with a selected sampling of
reader e-mails that trickled into my mailbox in the time frame
immediately preceding the grand slam to a few hours after it happened.
Some day, we’ll be able to place this moment in proper perspective.
Just not today.

(Or tomorrow. Or the day after that …)

James R. from Chapel Hill, N.C.: J.D. Drew is up with the bases loaded and two outs. Fox should just go to commercial now to make a few extra bucks.

Emilt from West Lafayette, Ind., and Boston: OH, MY GOD!!!!!
J.D. DREW JUST HIT A GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!! OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD! OH,
MY
GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian from Tallahassee, Fla.: Is it too late to pretend we were saying, “Drewwwwwwww” all year long?

Matty from Newburyport, Mass.: I just bet my buddy $1 million that J.D. would strike out. I’m not even mad.

Michael S. from Weehawken, N.J.:
Do I hear “Winter Wonderland” being played in Hell?

Zack R. from Chicago: Seriously? Are you kidding me? J.D. Drew
hitting a grand slam in an important playoff game is as likely as Casey
Affleck getting a starring role in a major motion picture. I don’t
think that just happened.

Tom from Philly: How many J.D. Drew jerseys just got ordered in
Boston? Did you place your order? How awkward was the David Ortiz and
Drew high-five after his grand slam? I think either that was the first
time they met or the first time J.D. drove him home this season.

Matt from Malden, Mass.: FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

John from Charlottesville, Va.: How many more grand slams does J.D. have to hit before all is forgiven?

Andy W. from Collegeville, Pa.: And with one swing of the bat, 20 million people around this country simultaneously forgave J.D. Drew …

Rory from Boston: Did that really just happen? I called my brother to make sure, but I need a third opinion.

Dan G. from Baltimore: Everyone is watching the Sox in their
dorm rooms right now, and after J.D. Drew just hit that home run, 40
half-drunk college kids opened their doors and wandered into the
hallway wondering if the world was going to end or they were more drunk
that they thought. It was unbelievable.

That’s from a Sports Guys World post by Bill Simmons last year. Such is the cynical Boston Sports World we live in. This is now an apology to Mr. Drew:

J.D. Drew, we love you

You are like a dream come true

For all those years we boo-ed and hissed

You had something we all missed

Now I take this time to say

How sorry we are for acting this way

You are no longer our biggest joke

(remember the Nation are emotional folk)

and we are very proud to say

That your RBI-hitting way

And all the ways you play the game

make you a Red Sox player worthy of Fame

JD Drew’s been huge in the City of Brotherly Hate (how can they possibly boo JD?) and here’s to a great year!

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